On Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 06:42:27PM +0100, vincent wrote: > 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 The software field is different. Implementations are protected by copyright. Why do you think people tend to oppose software patents? -- Quentin Garnier - cube%cubidou.net@localhost - cube%NetBSD.org@localhost "See the look on my face from staying too long in one place [...] every time the morning breaks I know I'm closer to falling" KT Tunstall, Saving My Face, Drastic Fantastic, 2007.
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