Re: Patent warning about the Greenplum source code

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Patent warning about the Greenplum source code
Date: 2015-11-01 06:27:13
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On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 04:47:35AM -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Therefore, I caution people from viewing the Greenplum source code as
> you might see patented ideas that could be later implemented in
> Postgres, opening Postgres up to increased patent violation problems. I
> am also concerned about existing community members who work for
> Pivotal/Greenplum and therefore are required to view the patented source
> code. The license issue might eventually be improved by
> Pivotal/Greenplum, but, for now, I think caution is necessary.
> Of course, never mention known-patented ideas in any community forum,
> including this email list.

I just found out that Citus Data has patent applications pending, so
viewing Citus Data source code has the same problems as Greenplum.

Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>

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