Hello all,

I just got off the phone with the lawyers regarding the patent.

In order to get something started regarding the claims on the patent, I need confirmation on what exactly are the restrictions and/or wording required by the Linux community.

So, in that sense my question becomes: What made DaveM change his mind on https://lists.openwall.net/netdev/2014/05/13/96 ?

Is there anyone who can find this out?


On Sep 19, 2019, at 1:38 PM, Christoph Paasch <cpaasch@apple.com> wrote:


regarding the patent-question. From https://lwn.net/Articles/783673/, I see:

  It looks like a fairly typical battle between a protocol pushed by the
  largest Internet service providers, and one with a rather more grass-roots
  origin. There is, however, another important thing to know about L4S:
  Alcatel-Lucent claims a patent on the dual-queue algorithm. The company has
  generously offered to make that patent available under "fair, reasonable,
  and non-discriminatory" terms; such terms are, of course, highly
  discriminatory against free software implementations. They make it
  impossible to merge the affected code into a GPL-licensed kernel.

Is that true?