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Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Software Patents

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>,pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Software Patents
Date: 2005-04-22 04:09:08
Message-ID: 200504220409.j3M498228087@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Josh Berkus wrote:
> Bruce,
> 
> > The patent thing just isn't high-profile enough to warrant adding a
> > permanent link at this point. ?Is is a question of priority, not that
> > there is anything wrong with a link text.
> 
> Isn't high-profile enough?   What would be high-profile enough, then?  
> 
> I know you've been speaking at a lot of tech conventions, Bruce, but have you 
> been listening at them?  

The fact this discussion has come up so rarely before indicates it is
not a major issue for the community.

As I said, come up with some wording that everyone can agree to and
let's at least make a new item and see how it goes.

I personally know the patent system is a mess, but it is not an
overriding issue in my work with PostgreSQL.

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