From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-09-21 13:23:20
Paul A Bristow wrote:
> | -----Original Message-----
> | From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> | [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Peter Dimov
> | Sent: 21 September 2006 16:07
> | To: boost_at_[hidden]
> | Subject: Re: [boost] Boost and patents
> | 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).
> | Boost doesn't use any RCU or SMR as far as I know.
> But IF IT HAD, it MIGHT provide 'prior art' to defend against the patent,
> for Boost is undoubtedly published in the public domain and available for
> everyone to see.
Thank you for this valuable explanation.
I hope it will calm down my friends from the dev team ,-)
> I hope that Boost will, in future, prevent (or at least deter) some of the
> silly software patents that are doing little but enrich some members of the
> legal progression.
Yes, it seems to be very important aspect nowadays,
to have eyes wide open :)
-- Mateusz Loskot http://mateusz.loskot.net
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