On January 11, 2005 08:13 am, you wrote:
> 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.
> Except in the event of a lawsuit.
I've read the full patent release document
(http://www.ibm.com/ibm/licensing/patents/pledgedpatents.pdf) and from what I
see there, IBM has made a commitment not to defend the patentents against
anybody who uses them in a supported OSS licensing scheme (those found on
Wavefire Technologies Corp.
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