Re: OSDL Patent Commons for Linux

From: Jon Masters
Date: Wed Nov 16 2005 - 22:04:57 EST

On 11/16/05, Jeffrey V. Merkey <jmerkey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Someone needs ping Novell about patent 6,728,959 for SMP Strong
> Affinity and get it added to the patent commons project at OSDL. It
> will help defeat any claims brought by that certain Lindon Utah company
> owning SMP in Linux. I noticed Novell has signed up but not placed any
> patents into the project. Just thought I'd remind folks. Linux uses
> strong affinity in much of its architecture. Having that patent in the
> commons will remove any claims that Linux SMP infringes Unix.

Interesting. We're researching a piece on "Patent Commons" at the
moment ( so I'll pass that along.

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