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Mark Webbink On: The Patent Promise

by T. Colin Dodd

(Bumped up from below…)

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This week, former Red Hat General Counsel, Mark Webbink, discusses how Red Hat’s patent promise was developed to combat patent trolling.

And two previous installments on the GPLV3 and Software Patents in general are available below the fold.

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Mark Webbink, former Red Hat General Counsel discusses the GPLv3 and talks about the limits of sharing, the mellowing out of Linus Torvalds, and issues with the LGPLv3.

And don’t miss Mark’s latest Walking With Elephants post, Half A Loaf, about the Microsoft settlement in the EU.

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Mark Webbink, former Red Hat General Counsel discusses software patents, their absurdity and the business climate and “judicial activism” that helped create them.

Feel free to download and disseminate this interview so long as you give us some attributions and don’t remix it.

2 responses to “Mark Webbink On: The Patent Promise”

  1. Boycott Novell » Red Hat Videos on Patents and the GNU GPLv3 says:

    […] A few days ago, defensive Linux patents were mentioned in an inconvenient context. Similar needs had grabbed Red Hat’s attention and the company obtained patents. In the following new set of videos, Mark Webbink explains why this was done and why no Red Hat patents will be used offensively. This week, former Red Hat General Counsel, Mark Webbink, discusses how Red Hat’s patent promise was developed to combat patent trolling. […]

  2. ACT - Protecting Small Business Innovation says:

    Red Hat clarifies that its Patent Promise extends only to suppliers.

    Last week, I posted that it was unfair for Red Hat to complain that Microsoft does not give free patent licenses to competitors, when it doesn’t either. I explained that Red Hat’s Patent Promise extends a promise not to assert

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