Subject: Re: Firmware and kernel image compression
To: Anders Magnusson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Nemeth <email@example.com>
Date: 09/17/2002 03:56:05
On Jan 3, 12:43am, Anders Magnusson wrote:
} > I don't think algorithms can be copyrighted. Otherwise cleanrooming
} > wouldn't be possible at all.
} For sure they can. We have been involved in a bunch of algorithm patents,
Patents are not copyrights! Algorithms can't be copyrighted;
although, they can be patented (for some strange reason).
} for example for efficient packet classifications. Cleanroom implementations
} are something separate from this.
No, they aren't. Copyrights do not prevent cleanroom
implementations; however, patents could.
}-- End of excerpt from Anders Magnusson