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SubjectRe: [openib-general] Re: [PATCH][RFC/v1][4/12] Add InfiniBand SA (Subnet Administration) query support
On Tue, Nov 23, 2004 at 10:56:06AM -0800, Roland Dreier wrote:
> Greg> No. RCU is covered by a patent that only allows for it to
> Greg> be implemented in GPL licensed code. If you want to use RCU
> Greg> in non-GPL code, you need to sign a license agreement with
> Greg> the holder of the RCU patent.
>
> Surely IBM can implement RCU in non-GPLed AIX code or license the
> patent to whoever they like, with whatever terms they like?

As holders of the patent, they can. If you wish to do this, please
contact IBM's IP Licensing group :)

thanks,

greg k-h
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