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Re: New MS patent: sounds like PG db rules

From: Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>
To: Justin <justin(at)emproshunts(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: New MS patent: sounds like PG db rules
Date: 2008-05-27 15:08:49
Message-ID: 20080527150849.GB2859@svana.org (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 10:38:42AM -0400, Justin wrote:
> Postgresql is 
> luck in the fact US patent laws are still based on the idea first to 
> invent not first to patent which several countries have gone to.

Which has nothing to do with the matter at hand. It just means that MS
can claim to have invented it up to a year prior to filing which would
be problematic if the SE-Postgres patch is affected.

The rules system is way older and so not at risk either way.

Have a nice day,
-- 
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> Please line up in a tree and maintain the heap invariant while 
> boarding. Thank you for flying nlogn airlines.

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