Yahoo has finally released its specification for its DomainKeys email authentication scheme. Included is the following patent license (emphasis added):

Yahoo! will grant a royalty-free, worldwide, non-exclusive license under any Yahoo! patent claims that are essential to implement or use any Implementations so that licensees can make, use, sell, offer for sale, import, or yodel Implementations; provided that the licensee agrees not to assert against Yahoo!, or any other Yahoo! licensees of Implementations, any patent claims of licensee that are essential to implement or use any Implementations.

Yodel?

3 thoughts on “Interesting use of technology

  1. So if one day, yearbook photos come with sound clips, the CHSC wouldn’t be prosecuted for the impromptu choir?

  2. Jason – I hope you don’t mind that I edited your comment, but the URL was breaking the site layout in Internet Explorer. It was too long to wrap in the “Latest Comments” section of the sidebar, so IE stretched the sidebar out, covering up the right edge of the actual posts. (I really wish IE would actually respect the width property instead of treating it as min-width — which, I might add, it doesn’t recognize!)

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