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SubjectRe: Tux2 - evil patents sighted
Ion Badulescu wrote:
> In article <> 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:
> 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.

Or, even better, the fact that Ethernet bonding has been available as a
Linux patch since about 1995..

I'm sure Donald Becker could produce prior art on that one!

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