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    On Monday 26 August 2002 22:06, Hank Leininger wrote:
    > On 2002-08-26, <Hell.Surfers@cwctv.net> wrote:
    >
    > > what patent issues.???
    >
    > [ Please beat your mail{reader,vendor} into defaulting to bottom-posting ]
    >
    > > On Mon, 26 Aug 2002 Daniel Phillips <phillips@arcor.de> wrote:
    > > > Maybe yourself, Daniel, care to comment ?
    >
    > > It's well down my list of priorities because of uncertainties due to
    > > the U.S. patent system.
    > >
    > > Does anybody want to know if patent chill exists, and is it hurting
    > > open source? The answer is yes.
    >
    > I'm guessing Daniel is referring to NetApp/WAFL issues. NetApp's WAFL
    > filesystem (IIRC) implements something which is kinda sorta if-you-squint-
    > your-eyes philosophically similar to tux2's phase tree. Only
    >
    > a) It isn't *really* all that similar
    > b) Daniel has prior art going back to the 1980's
    > c) NetApp has more lawyers on staff than Daniel does
    >
    > Daniel, did I get it vaguely right

    That about sums it up.

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    Daniel
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