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Re: Oracle indemnifies PostgreSQL on its patents

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Luke Lonergan <llonergan(at)greenplum(dot)com>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Oracle indemnifies PostgreSQL on its patents
Date: 2007-03-31 17:18:43
Message-ID: 460E97F3.2090508@dunslane.net (view raw or flat)
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Luke Lonergan wrote:
> Bruce,
>
> This is big news - has anyone checked to see if the agreement for the OIN is
> in perpetuity?  Or is their agreement to not pursue patents only for as long
> as they are members?
>
>   
I'm sure they would be estopped from enforcing a patent against someone 
who relied on the assurance while they were a member, so I doubt this 
distinction matters. Otherwise it becomes worthless.

cheers

andrew

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