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Re: ARC patent

From: Andrew Sullivan <ajs(at)crankycanuck(dot)ca>
To: pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: ARC patent
Date: 2005-01-17 19:27:44
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On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 03:14:31AM -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> I don't think it needs to delay the release; the patent is only pending.
> But we need to look into the problem.

What will you do if the patent is granted, 8.0 is out there with the
offending code, and you get a cease-and-desist letter from IBM
demanding the removal of all offending code from the Net?  The code
would have to be yanked from CVS &c., in that case, no?  (IANAL, but
I think I may consult with one.)


Andrew Sullivan  | ajs(at)crankycanuck(dot)ca
The fact that technology doesn't work is no bar to success in the marketplace.
		--Philip Greenspun

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