Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 03:14:31AM -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> > I don't think it needs to delay the release; the patent is only pending.
> > But we need to look into the problem.
> What will you do if the patent is granted, 8.0 is out there with the
> offending code, and you get a cease-and-desist letter from IBM
> demanding the removal of all offending code from the Net? The code
> would have to be yanked from CVS &c., in that case, no? (IANAL, but
> I think I may consult with one.)
We can modify the code slightly to hopefully avoid the patent. With the
US granting patents on even obvious ideas, I would think that most large
software projects, including commercial ones, already have tons of
patent violations in their code. Does anyone think otherwise?
However, I will grant that ARC is not an obvious idea.
Bruce Momjian | http://candle.pha.pa.us
pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us | (610) 359-1001
+ If your life is a hard drive, | 13 Roberts Road
+ Christ can be your backup. | Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 19073
In response to
pgsql-hackers by date
|Next:||From: Tom Lane||Date: 2005-01-17 19:41:18|
|Subject: Re: %2$, %1$ gettext placeholder replacement is not working under Win32 |
|Previous:||From: Andrew Sullivan||Date: 2005-01-17 19:27:44|
|Subject: Re: ARC patent|