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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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