[Openicc] CxF and open source (non?) compatibility

Hubert Figuiere hfiguiere at teaser.fr
Tue May 13 05:36:34 PDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-05-13 at 09:36 +0200, Kai-Uwe Behrmann wrote:
> As I could read recently CxF is officialy published:
> http://www.colorexchangeformat.com/
> The documentation comes with some hints about related patents. Could 
> someone, ideally from X-Rite, comment on the implications for open
> source 
> projects. Especially if it will comply with GPL3:
> http://opensource.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html see clause 11 Patents


> Does "negotiate" mean each open source application is required to ask 
> X-Rite about a permission?

Not with the GPLv3. If you obtain a patent license for GPLv3 source
code, and redistribute said GPLv3, the patent MUST come with it.

Off course, IANAL.


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