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Re: New MS patent: sounds like PG db rules

From: Justin Clift <justin(at)salasaga(dot)org>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
Cc: Jonathan Bond-Caron <jbondc(at)gmail(dot)com>, "A(dot) Kretschmer" <andreas(dot)kretschmer(at)schollglas(dot)com>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: New MS patent: sounds like PG db rules
Date: 2008-05-27 13:26:35
Message-ID: 483C0C0B.4050408@salasaga.org (view raw or flat)
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Dave Page wrote:
> HI Justin
> 
> On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 2:06 PM, Justin Clift <justin(at)salasaga(dot)org> wrote:
> 
>> I'm trying to point out that - PG is a database system - and MS may have
>> just been granted a patent for a fundamental part of it.
>>
>> Thinking it might need looking in to, and trying to bring it to the
>> attention of some that can (or even cares?). ;>
> 
> I don't think it's a major issue. Even if MS do think we infringe on
> the patent it would be laughable for them to try to do anything about
> it given that our rules implementation has provably existed in a
> leading FOSS project for a decade or more.

Yep, sounds about right.  Not being a patent-attorney though, I thought 
it better to mention than not. ;)

Regards and best wishes,

Justin Clift

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