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On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 3:50 AM, vincent <> wrote:
> Le 8 nov. 2009 à 22:08, Steven Bellovin a écrit :
>> There's a lot more I won't go into, like the "doctine of equivalents".
>>  The net, though, is to the extent that the patent is valid in jurisdictions
>> of interest, you can't evade it by changing code; you probably have to
>> change functionality.
> Ok. You are probably right, my knowledge of patent limits itself to the
> French root of the word (in French, patente means licen[cs]e) ! :)
> I was just wondering if, given the current environment, it was really worth
> carrying on work on ZFS rather than waiting for the whole affair to subside.

Don't fall victim to these innovation-stifling techniques until you're
ordered to do so.  I think netbsd is gaining from the zfs porting
effort regardless of the eventual outcome.

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