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Re: [SLUG] Patents and OSS Development


On Tue, 2005-08-09 at 22:26 +1000, James Purser wrote:
> I've put this on the linux-aus list but I thought I might throw it up
> here and see what sort of response I get.
> 
> Does anybody know of, or are involved in projects that have been
> hampered by software patents.
> 
> This could be a feature that you want to implement but have stopped by
> an existing patent, or maybe you have had to remove existing
> functionality because of a submarine patent.

Postgresql implemented a new cache replacement algorithm, which they
subsequently removed from the code base due to a mix of performance &
patent considerations.

Cheers,
Rob

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