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    "Jeff V. Merkey" wrote:
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    > Daniel Phillips wrote:
    > >
    > > "Jeff V. Merkey" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > "Jeff V. Merkey" wrote:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > The patent attorneys at Malinkrodt received the materials Daniel sent
    > > > > > yesterday on the Tux 2 patents via courier and are working on the
    > > > > > analysis. They said they would have something for us to post on LKML
    > > > > > next week.
    > > > >
    > > > > I'll calm down and work on my magicpoint slides for now.
    > > >
    > > > I think you are ok based on our preliminary review, but the patent lawyers
    > > > will go down each claim granted by the USPTO in related patents, and
    > > > analyze them relative to your proposed methods.
    > >
    > > And if my method is OK, then is there a reason why we should not apply
    > > for a "white hat" patent with a GPL-compatible licence? And if my
    > > method is not only OK, but superior in every way, then aren't we
    > > winning?
    >
    > Once you use the technique and it's documented as clear by a patent
    > lawyer, it will be safe for you to use forever, particularly if it's
    > in the public domain. This is winning....

    This is good to know, but what I was talking about is taking it *out of
    the closed source* domain. The idea is to take our best ideas out of
    the closed source domain. After a few years of doing that, it's my
    guess that the evil software patent system would keel over and die.

    --
    Daniel
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