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    At 20:40 -0700 1998-05-21, Trevor Johnson wrote:
    >% grep -i2 patent drivers/net/ppp_deflate.c
    > * Decompress a Deflate-compressed packet.
    > *
    > * Because of patent problems, we return DECOMP_ERROR for errors
    > * found by inspecting the input data and for system problems, but
    > * DECOMP_FATALERROR for any errors which could possibly be said to
    > * be being detected "after" decompression. For DECOMP_ERROR,
    > * we can issue a CCP reset-request; for DECOMP_FATALERROR, we may be
    > * infringing a patent of Motorola's if we do, so we take CCP down
    > * instead.
    > *

    Read that carefully, it says the code works around a potential patent
    infringement.

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    Joel "Espy" Klecker <mailto:jk@espy.org> <http://web.espy.org/>
    Debian GNU/Linux Developer...................<http://www.debian.org/>



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