Since the channel in mattermost has been deleted with this topic, I thought it would be good to revive the conversation here.
Background is that Holo has registered a patent for the DHT. This has been placed into a corporate structure where the shareholders of Holo may at somepoint decide to be patent trolls, and put all of our hard work developing on this platform to waste.
There was discussions of that patent being moved to the Holochain foundation.
Has anything been done to move the ownership? And the questions regarding how the Holochain foundation is governed were never answered. If it’s the same shareholders of Holo then it should be handed over to another opensource foundation to govern.
We don’t want to see a repeat of Redhats sale to IBM. If it’s open software keep it open.
I never really understood the reason to patent open software, so how can holochain show the community it isn’t for the wrong reasons?