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Re: question about patent



I would imagine the members of the Fedora-Legal mailing list would be
of more assistance in this topic area.

-Adam

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 10:28 AM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer gmail com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 11:40:40PM +0900, robert song wrote:
>>Hello, everyone.
>>Now I am using Pettis-Hansen method as follows to reorder functions.
>>http://www.cs.virginia.edu/kim/courses/cs771/papers/pettis90profile.pdf
>>
>>But I found that the algorithm has its patent as below.
>>http://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP0459192.html
>>
>>So if I use this algorithm in my codes, it will infringe the HP patent.
>>Does it mean that this algorithm can not be used in codes ?
>>Is there any method to deal with this problem ?
>
> You should contact a lawyer about this.  Asking on this list is both
> off-topic and probably not a good idea since you're seeking the
> equivalent of legal advice and most people here are not lawyers.
>
> josh
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