Re: Google "Additional IP Rights Grant (Patents)"


Philippe Ombredanne
 

Hi Kai:

On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 2:53 PM, Kai Koehne <Kai.Koehne@...> wrote:
Google uses a standard "Additional IP Rights Grant (Patents)" text in a lot of projects they've been publishing - {} sections are mine:
[...]

Sources: https://webrtc.org/license/additional-ip-grant/,
https://www.webmproject.org/license/additional/,
https://github.com/ImageMagick/webp/blob/master/PATENTS,
https://golang.org/PATENTS

Does it make sense to add this to the list of Exceptions?
This makes a lot of sense to me.
We have been tracking these (see three variants below) in ScanCode and
DejaCode for quite a while:

- https://github.com/nexB/scancode-toolkit/blob/develop/src/licensedcode/data/licenses/google-patent-license.LICENSE
- https://github.com/nexB/scancode-toolkit/blob/develop/src/licensedcode/data/licenses/google-patent-license-webm.LICENSE
- https://github.com/nexB/scancode-toolkit/blob/develop/src/licensedcode/data/licenses/google-patent-license-fuschia.LICENSE

The variants for Go and WebRTC look mostly the same.
However I do not think of these as exceptions, but rather as plain license(s).

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