Subject: Re: Firmware and kernel image compression
To: Anders Magnusson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 09/17/2002 09:01:22
On Tue, Sep 17, 2002 at 12:35:49PM +0200, 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,
> for example for efficient packet classifications. Cleanroom implementations
> are something separate from this.
...but a patent is quite different from copyright, and there is no indication
that this particular algorithm is patented at all.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>