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    I thought you all might want to know:

    Almost all Linux kernels today are infringing on US patent #5,806,063

    The infringing code is in linux/arch/i386/kernel/time.c:get_cmos_time.

    It deals with using 'windowing' to convert non-y2k-ok dates into 4 digit


    Nevermind the fact that Linux had this code more then a year before the
    patent was applied for. :)

    How does the GPL look opon this, can I still distribute Linux since I
    dont agree with the patent? If I (as say a linux distro) license the
    patent (to cover my ass) could I still distribute Linux?

    Could we somehow use this to make McDonnell Douglas Corporation (patent
    holder) remove all their Linux? :) :) :)

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