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Re: IBM releases 500 patents

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)dcc(dot)uchile(dot)cl>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)www(dot)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Darcy Buskermolen <darcy(at)wavefire(dot)com>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: IBM releases 500 patents
Date: 2005-01-11 16:34:22
Message-ID: 20050111163422.GA31080@dcc.uchile.cl (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, Jan 11, 2005 at 08:13:01AM -0800, Joshua D. Drake 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.

And derived closed-source products like SRA's or CMD's Postgres
offerings would not be able to include whatever is covered by the patents.

-- 
Alvaro Herrera (<alvherre[(at)]dcc(dot)uchile(dot)cl>)
"La rebeldía es la virtud original del hombre" (Arthur Schopenhauer)

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