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Re: ARC patent

From: "Mark Woodward" <pgsql(at)mohawksoft(dot)com>
To: "Dave Held" <dave(dot)held(at)arrayservicesgrp(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: ARC patent
Date: 2005-04-01 18:50:35
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Marian POPESCU [mailto:softexpert(at)libertysurf(dot)fr]
>> Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 8:06 AM
>> To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
>> Subject: Re: [HACKERS] ARC patent
>> >>>Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com> writes:
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>>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):
>> >>>
>> >>>Ugh.  We could hope that the patent wouldn't be granted,
>> >>>but I think it unlikely, unless Jan is aware of prior art
>> >>>(like a publication predating the filing date).  I fear we'll
>> >>>have to change or remove that code.
> Why not just ask IBM for a free license first?  After all, they put
> 1,000+ patents in the public domain or something, didn't they?

Did you ever get the feeling you've seen or done something before? It's
like dejavu all over again.


It is april 1st, after all.

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