Re: IBM releases 500 patents

From: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>
To: Darcy Buskermolen <darcy(at)wavefire(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: IBM releases 500 patents
Date: 2005-01-17 05:52:56
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On Tue, 2005-01-11 at 08:04 -0800, Darcy Buskermolen wrote:
> IBM has just announced they are waving all rights and providing access to 500
> patents. In the list of 500 there are several that relate RDBMS and query
> optimizations, it may be worth a look.

FYI, IBM has applied for a patent on ARC (AFAICS the patent application
is still pending, although the USPTO site is a little hard to grok):

http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=%2220040098541%22.PGNR.&OS=DN/20040098541&RS=DN/20040098541

-Neil

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