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Re: IBM releases 500 patents

From: "Calvin Sun" <csun(at)pervasive(dot)com>
To: "Bruno Wolff III" <bruno(at)wolff(dot)to>,"Elein Mustain" <elein(at)tulip(dot)norcov(dot)com>
Cc: "Darcy Buskermolen" <darcy(at)wavefire(dot)com>,<pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: IBM releases 500 patents
Date: 2005-01-14 16:29:47
Message-ID: 2127390E83EFBB4C9D0CE03817E083A6EDD4A2@ausmail2k2.aus.pervasive.com (view raw or flat)
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You can get the list of patents from here:

http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/dw_blog_comments.jspa?blog=384&entry=69779


-----Original Message-----
From: Bruno Wolff III [mailto:bruno(at)wolff(dot)to]
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2005 10:29 AM
To: Elein Mustain
Cc: Darcy Buskermolen; pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] IBM releases 500 patents


On Tue, Jan 11, 2005 at 10:33:44 -0800,
  Elein Mustain <elein(at)tulip(dot)norcov(dot)com> wrote:
> They probaly released the informix database patents.
> This is pertinent to us as several of them were interesting
> implementations of things like the function manager.

From what I read of this, the way they released the patents isn't completely
compatible with BSD licenses.

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