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RE: [DotGNU]Re: the .NET API patent issue

From: José Ignacio Merino Martín
Subject: RE: [DotGNU]Re: the .NET API patent issue
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 14:01:58 +0200

Unfortunately, in the UE, has been approved recently a law in the same
way of the USA patent law.

I don't know exactly the content of that law, but I know It's little bit
less restrictive (but not much more) that his correspondent in USA.

Then... Has any Chinesse people volunteer for API design work? ;-)

-----Mensaje original-----
De: Neil Cawse [mailto:address@hidden 
Enviado el: viernes, 10 de octubre de 2003 13:33
Para: Norbert Bollow; address@hidden
Asunto: RE: [DotGNU]Re: the .NET API patent issue

Thanks Norbert,

> We have obtained legal advice on how to go about creating legally 
> bulletproof alternatives to the US-patent-endangered APIs.

Would this include System.Windows.Forms, System.Drawing, System.XML
etc.? Is any of our existing work at risk?

In a
> nutshell, the design part has to be outside the US (and whoever does 
> it should never take the fruit of this work with him into the US), 
> however the FSF patent lawyer says that implementing those replacement

> APIs in terms of already-exiting free libs will be "entirely safe", 
> even for developers in the US.

This probably requires more detail - would this apply to our situation?

> If you are outside the US, and you feel able and qualified to 
> volunteer for API design work, please send a (non-public) email 
> message to
>   coreteam at dotgnu dot org
> so that we can discuss the details.

Does this restriction apply to Canada? What is the implication to work
already done and contribution that has already happened by us citizens?

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