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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 16:38:09
Message-ID: 200501110838.09667.darcy@wavefire.com (view raw or flat)
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On January 11, 2005 08:32 am, Darcy Buskermolen wrote:
> 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)

Correction, make that http://opensource.org

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Darcy Buskermolen
Wavefire Technologies Corp.
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