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SubjectRe: Linux stifles innovation...
On Fri, 16 Feb 2001, Michael H. Warfield wrote:
> > You know XOR is patented (yes, the logical bit operation XOR).
> But wasn't that Xerox that had that?

US Patent #4,197,590 held by NuGraphics, Inc.

> Yeah, the same ones that screwed us over with the compression patent
> that shot .gif images out of the sky. There was inovation for you.

That wasn't Xerox. That was Unisys (due to LZW).

-Dan

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