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SubjectSiemens powermanagment patent? [was Re: patent on O_ATOMICLOOKUP [Re: [PATCH] loopable tmpfs (2.4.17)]]
Hi!

> > What, so there are _no_ patents or other restrictions on any of then
> > commercial embedded OS vendor products? I would imagine that you need
> > to pay some sort of license fee to those vendors in order to use their
> > code for products you sell.
>
> Thousands of them. Some of them like the Siemens power management patent
> really hurt Linux too.

Can you elaborate on this one?

> I'd suggest Andrea does something else. Ask the Red Hat people for a formal
> confirmation he can use it, just like IBM with RCU. I have this funny feeling
> that he'll get an extremely positive response.

Does he need to ask permission? Code is GPL-ed, "no additional
restrictions" in GPL should shield him...
Pavel

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