[Foundation-l] Google Wave and Wikimedia projects

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 05:21:15 UTC 2009

There are two things to consider;

   - when you develop using the Wave protocol the license covers your work
   - Wave is based on the Google Web Toolkit

The Google Web Toolkit has a different license, it is licensed under the
Apache license. So again I do not share your opinion that we can not use the
technology involved. I will say that we cannot contribute back. So I think
the uncooperative shoe is on our foot not Google's.


2009/6/2 Lars Aronsson <lars at aronsson.se>

> Gerard Meijssen wrote:
> > Lars PLEASE read the license before you comment.
> Of course I have read the short license text at
> http://www.waveprotocol.org/patent-license
> It says that as long as we follow Google's protocol standard, they
> won't sue us for infringing on their patents ("patents necessarily
> infringed by implementation of this specification").  Oh, how very
> generous.  But what if we want to implement some of their features
> in MediaWiki without following their protocol?  That is where we
> should be worried.  What exactly is it that they have patented?
> --
>   Lars Aronsson (lars at aronsson.se)
>  Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se
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