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Re: Patent issues and 8.1

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>,Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,"Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Patent issues and 8.1
Date: 2005-01-28 01:49:55
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On Thursday 27 January 2005 20:47, Tom Lane wrote:
> Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net> writes:
> > On Thursday 27 January 2005 10:27, Tom Lane wrote:
> >> Ordinarily I would agree with you, but what happens to someone who is
> >> still running 8.0.* when IBM's patent gets issued?
> >
> > This is a straw-man, since nothing stops people from running 8.0.0
> > even if the replacement come in 8.0.1
> I don't think so.  It's not our responsibility if someone doesn't take
> advantage of an available update.  But it is our responsibility if no
> update is available.

The straw-man is that this needs to happen in 8.0.x rather than 8.1, IMHO.  

Robert Treat
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