December 2019 License-Discuss Summary

License-Discuss mailing list topics for December 2019

  • the relevance of FRAND (fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory) in the context of mobile communication standards, and
  • combining LGPL and MIT licenses under a single LGPL-licensed release.

FRAND (Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory) Relevancy

Lawrence Rosen references a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) involving the use of FRAND in utilizing patents around mobile communications standards and argues that FRAND fails in its attempt to bring logic to the process. Rosen also argues, based on feedback from a patent attorney, that it then significantly increases litigation costs.

License Use Inquiry

Marios Constantinou asks about whether it is possible to release software containing components released under the MIT license and the LGPL all together under a LGPL.

Philippe Ombredanne confirms that it is possible.


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