[arch-general] Opinions on PowerShell?

Sebastiaan Lokhorst sebastiaanlokhorst at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 15:47:58 UTC 2016

2016-08-19 17:36 GMT+02:00 Jayesh Badwaik <archlinux at jayeshbadwaik.in>:
> The point was patents.

A company can give out licenses to use a patent. If Microsoft would have
patented stuff in PowerShell, but then releases them with the following
license included:

> Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
> of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to
> in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the
> to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
> copies of the Software ...

Then Microsoft has given you a license to use that patent under the
conditions listed above, and they cannot sue you.

Please correct me if I'm mistaken.

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