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SubjectRE:Re: TUX2 filesystem
On 2002-08-26, <Hell.Surfers@cwctv.net> wrote:

> what patent issues.???

[ Please beat your mail{reader,vendor} into defaulting to bottom-posting ]

> On Mon, 26 Aug 2002 Daniel Phillips <phillips@arcor.de> wrote:
> > Maybe yourself, Daniel, care to comment ?

> It's well down my list of priorities because of uncertainties due to
> the U.S. patent system.
>
> Does anybody want to know if patent chill exists, and is it hurting
> open source? The answer is yes.

I'm guessing Daniel is referring to NetApp/WAFL issues. NetApp's WAFL
filesystem (IIRC) implements something which is kinda sorta if-you-squint-
your-eyes philosophically similar to tux2's phase tree. Only

a) It isn't *really* all that similar
b) Daniel has prior art going back to the 1980's
c) NetApp has more lawyers on staff than Daniel does

Daniel, did I get it vaguely right?

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Hank Leininger <hlein@progressive-comp.com>

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