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Re: Kernel 2.6 options that should be used on Fedora Core 2

On Fri, Dec 19, 2003 at 07:45:31PM +0100, Martin Mewes wrote:
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> If it really would be like this, the complete Samba-Team must have 
> been jailed because they just listened to network traffic between 
> MS-Servers and -Clients in order to built their product.

Patents != Trade secrets

> Yes, it can. You have to analyse what NTFS does and built a r/o-thing 
> with your own ideas. This does not mean that you incorporate another 
> FileSystem named ntfs4linux (ie) to Linux.

A patent is a grant on *all* implementations of your technique. One of the
big problems this causes is that in the software case its easy to make them
extremely broad or even use them to "bracket" enemy patents to stop the opposition
patent being usable

An 8 old year US child who re-implements a patented technique in visual basic for
a school class can be sued for it, even if they've never seen or known about it

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