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Date:   Thu, 14 Mar 2019 22:18:03 +0100
From:   Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <>
To:     "Tilmans\, Olivier \(Nokia - BE\/Antwerp\)" 
        Olga Albisser <>,
        "netdev\" <>
Cc:     Olga Albisser <>,
        "De Schepper\, Koen \(Nokia - BE\/Antwerp\)" 
        Bob Briscoe <>,
        Henrik Steen <>
Subject: RE: [PATCH net-next] sched: add dualpi2 scheduler module

"Tilmans, Olivier (Nokia - BE/Antwerp)"
<> writes:

>> I noticed that there's an IPR disclosure filed at the IETF[0] claiming a
>> patent on the algorithm. I'm curious if you know whether Nokia has an
>> official position on the use of that patent in this implementation if it
>> becomes part of the kernel? :)
> Hi Toke,
> My understanding is that the GPLv2 is ambiguous wrt. patent licensing,
> which is unfortunate as it is the current license of this code.

Yup, that is partly why I'm asking :)

> I'll get an official statement from our legal department regarding the
> use of the patent in the context of the Linux kernel, hopefully in a 
> reasonable timeframe as a few key people are currently on vacations.

Great, thanks!


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