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Re: ARC patent

From: "Mark Woodward" <pgsql(at)mohawksoft(dot)com>
To: "Dave Held" <dave(dot)held(at)arrayservicesgrp(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: ARC patent
Date: 2005-04-01 18:50:35
Message-ID: 19535.24.91.171.78.1112381435.squirrel@mail.mohawksoft.com (view raw or flat)
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Marian POPESCU [mailto:softexpert(at)libertysurf(dot)fr]
>> Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 8:06 AM
>> To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
>> Subject: Re: [HACKERS] ARC patent
>>
>> >>>Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com> writes:
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>>FYI, IBM has applied for a patent on ARC (AFAICS the
>> >>>>patent application is still pending, although the USPTO
>> >>>>site is a little hard to grok):
>> >>>
>> >>>Ugh.  We could hope that the patent wouldn't be granted,
>> >>>but I think it unlikely, unless Jan is aware of prior art
>> >>>(like a publication predating the filing date).  I fear we'll
>> >>>have to change or remove that code.
>
> Why not just ask IBM for a free license first?  After all, they put
> 1,000+ patents in the public domain or something, didn't they?

Did you ever get the feeling you've seen or done something before? It's
like dejavu all over again.

:-)

It is april 1st, after all.

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