What does the patent grant for Golang mean? Can I use Golan for whatever I want (like the BSD license implies) or does it limit my use of Golang in any way?

Here is the text of the patent: https://golang.org/PATENTS?m=text

  • This may be off topic in that it is more about licensing than patents. Perhaps post on the Law SE site? – Eric Shain Oct 25 '17 at 17:23
  • @EricShain Is licensing in relation to patents really off topic? I'm also wondering why the linked text doesn't reference the patent for which rights are being granted, nor does the base url: golang.org – DukeZhou Oct 25 '17 at 18:09
  • @DukeZhou I’m not a moderator, but I think the Law SE site might be a more productive site for this question. – Eric Shain Oct 25 '17 at 18:42
  • The linked text doesn't reference any particular patent, but does make pretty clear that the user is free from infringement so long as they don't change the language such that it infringes on someone else's patent. – Eric Shain 6 hours ago

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