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Re: IBM releases 500 patents

From: Darcy Buskermolen <darcy(at)wavefire(dot)com>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: IBM releases 500 patents
Date: 2005-01-11 16:32:35
Message-ID: 200501110832.35327.darcy@wavefire.com (view raw or flat)
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On January 11, 2005 08:13 am, you wrote:
> Darcy Buskermolen wrote:
> >IBM has just announced they are waving all rights and providing access to
> > 500 patents.  In the list of 500 there are several that relate RDBMS and
> > query optimizations, it may be worth a look.
> >
> >
> >http://www.ibm.com/news/us/en/2005/01/patents.html
>
> Except in the event of a lawsuit.
>
>
> J

I've read the full patent release document 
(http://www.ibm.com/ibm/licensing/patents/pledgedpatents.pdf) and from what I 
see there, IBM has made a commitment not to defend the patentents against 
anybody who uses them in a supported OSS licensing scheme (those found on 
opensourcelicence.org)

-- 
Darcy Buskermolen
Wavefire Technologies Corp.
ph: 250.717.0200
fx:  250.763.1759
http://www.wavefire.com

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