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

Hubert Figuiere hfiguiere at teaser.fr
Tue May 13 07:08:05 PDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-05-13 at 22:55 +1000, Graeme Gill wrote:
> Hubert Figuiere wrote:
> > Not with the GPLv3. If you obtain a patent license for GPLv3 source
> > code, and redistribute said GPLv3, the patent MUST come with it.
> I'd imagine though that the patent claim only applies to the USA
> (were there any references to non US based patents ?).
> Mind you, I'm not sure why anyone would really want to use CxF.
> Compare for instance E1200408.Q60 to e1200408.cxf. It seems to
> exemplify an inappropriate application of XML - bulky, cumbersome for
> machines to parse, and unreadable to humans.

Whether the patents are valid or not is a different story. Most patent
are just FUD to ask for a protection fee. It is like mobster. "You pay
me every week, or I burn down your shoppe."


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