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SubjectRe: Tux2 - evil patents sighted
In article <news2mail-39D93163.343E7A9B@innominate.de> Daniel Phillips wrote:

> It is important that all technology used in GPL software be free of
> patent restrictions.

Indeed.

For another fine example of GPL technology covered by a parent, check out:

http://www.patents.ibm.com/details?pn=US06049528__

This a patent filed by Sun in June 1997 and awarded in April 2000 which
covers very well the ethernet bonding device in Linux 2.2.x.

I wonder if the equalizer device present in Linux kernels since before
1996 could count as prior art. IANAL, of course.


Ion

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