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    SubjectRe: OSDL Patent Commons for Linux
    On 11/16/05, Jeffrey V. Merkey <> wrote:

    > Someone needs ping Novell about patent 6,728,959 for SMP Strong
    > Affinity and get it added to the patent commons project at OSDL. It
    > will help defeat any claims brought by that certain Lindon Utah company
    > owning SMP in Linux. I noticed Novell has signed up but not placed any
    > patents into the project. Just thought I'd remind folks. Linux uses
    > strong affinity in much of its architecture. Having that patent in the
    > commons will remove any claims that Linux SMP infringes Unix.

    Interesting. We're researching a piece on "Patent Commons" at the
    moment ( so I'll pass that along.

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