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From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-09-21 12:59:07

Rene Rivera wrote:
> Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>> Today, my friend was told (warned) on the #c++ IRC channel that
>> Boost uses some technologies already patented by IBM (and may be other
>> entities), like RCU or SMR (and may be more).
> What is RCU and SMR?

AFAIR, these abbreviations stand for:

- Read-Copy-Update
- Safe Memory Reclamation

>> 2. If it does, and for example it uses some in library X,
>> does it mean I can not use library Y (without copying X) in my program
>> because of patents-derived restrictions?
>> In other words, if Boost uses any patented technologies in library X,
>> does it influence other libraries?
>> What are implications regarding it?
> You should ask a suitably competent patent lawyer that, since it seems a
> general patent applicability question.

Yes, I understand.


Mateusz Loskot

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