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Le 8 nov. 2009 à 18:33, Ty Sarna a écrit :

Okay, it can be no more than a voyage back in time to the aforementioned episode – so, is there any estimation as to the percentage of Sun code in today's NetBSD ZFS port?

What does that have to do with anything? It could be 100% NetBSD code and that wouldn't change anything as far as patents.

I am not sure about this. I think you can't patent a concept, but you could patent an implementation. For example, in the electronics field, you maybe can patent a type of high-quality oscillator, but you cannot claim any property on a different implementation achieving the same goal. If you can code from scratch a FS with the same functionalities as ZFS, I don't figure out how you could be liable to patent suing.


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