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Subject: Re: [boost] Conflict with patent
From: Francisco José Tapia (fjtapia_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-20 16:43:05

Thank you very much. I will finish the code, and if the community think
useful, create a new boost library

2010/7/20 Mathias Gaunard <mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden]>

> Le 20/07/2010 16:09, Francisco José Tapia wrote:
>> I am writing you because today, looking for other think I discovered a US
>> patent “Positional access using a B-tree” ( US patent Number 7,120,637B2
>> Oct, 10, 2006), and I don't know if this patent prevent the publication of
>> the code in your library, because you can consider the red-black trees an
>> simplification of B-trees If prevent, and you don't have an idea about the
>> utility of the code, I will stop the develop, and I will spend my time
>> with
>> new ideas
>> The idea about the counter trees you can find in “The art of computer
>> Programming “ Donald Knuth, and I have a previous version of this code
>> wrote
>> 10 years ago and presented in my exposition in the Oposiciones a
>> Catedrático
>> de Informática ( Madrid 2001)
> Patents become invalid if you can demonstrate prior art.
> I wouldn't worry too much about it in this case.
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