Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote:
What is really going on here is that the lawyers for open source
have been unable to persuade the lawyers for the corporations that
the reciprocity terms in the GPL are enforceable. There is no case
law that is convincing on the issue [...]
Not in the USA, perhaps.
Not in any common law jurisdiction.
The idiot patent office that people are concerned about is the USPTO so
USA law is the one that matters.
...for people in the USA, perhaps. Please, don't be ignorant, the USPTO
isn't the only idiotic patent office in the world.