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Re: ARC patent

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Jeff Davis <jdavis-pgsql(at)empires(dot)org>,pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: ARC patent
Date: 2005-01-17 20:57:53
Message-ID: 10400.1105995473@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Joshua D. Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
> The biggest problem is going to be that if we release 8 with
> the patented stuff, then for a minimum of 3 years there will
> be liability for anyone running 8.

Do you honestly think that this is the only patented algorithm anywhere
in there?

Now that we've been made aware that there is a pending (one more time:
pending, not issued) patent on it, we will work on removing the affected
code in an orderly fashion.  I don't think there is need for panic.

			regards, tom lane

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