Re: Frequent Misunderstandings of OSS licenses V7

Masahiro Date

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2022年1月12日(水) 11:15 Masahiro Date via <>:



  お久しぶりです。 以前、富士通でお世話になった伊達です。FQAに対する私の認識です。




-      日本の法律、裁判ではOSSのライセンス、GPLライセンスなどがライセンスなのか、アグリーメントなのかも判断できてない。当然、GPLのデリバティブの範囲も明確になっていない。

-      共同著作権保持者の規定も米国、ヨーロッパと異なる。Patrick McHardygpl-violations.orgのケースは日本では主張できない。

-      ソフト特許の範囲も日本ではあまり明確でない。私の知る限り、米国でもまだ、不明確な点があり、ヨーロッパではソフト特許は認められていない、です。








2022年1月12日(水) 10:01 ouchi yoshiko <ouchi.yoshiko@...>:
Chris Wood san

Thank you for very good advice.
Updated the FAQ cover page with the following note.

◆This FAQ is based on Japanese law. Laws vary from country to country, and 
  measures for each case may vary from company to company. Consult your
  company or organization's intellectual property counsel for specific issues.

Please let me know if there is any shortage.

Best Regards
Yoshiko Ouchi
-----Original Message-----
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Subject: Re: [openchain] Frequent Misunderstandings of OSS licenses V7

Shane and Ouchi
I agree that there is much good information in the document. The responses are well thought out and may be directly implementable after review with Legal.

However, I do see that there may also be some inconsistencies in interpretation both at a country and individual company level.

Would you consider perhaps overall disclaimer for the FAQ responses that directs the reader to discuss application of the specific issue and answer with the Company or Organization’s Intellectual Property Legal Counsel? That Legal Counsel would be responsible to determine the precise interpretation under the Country and Company laws or policies.
Best Regards
Chris Wood PhD CISSP

> On Jan 11, 2022, at 3:04 AM, Shane Coughlan <scoughlan@...> wrote:
> This is fantastic! I will promote this across our social media!
>> On Jan 6, 2022, at 18:31, ouchi yoshiko <ouchi.yoshiko@...> wrote:
>> Hello.
>> I am Ouchi from OpenChain Japan WG (FAQ-SG).
>> We have published the English version of "Frequent Misunderstandings of OSS licenses V7".
>> We hope this will be useful for you..
>> Regards
>> Yoshiko Ouchi

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