View Full Version : Red Hat pursuing software patents

The Khan Artist
May 26th, 2002, 07:07
This is just sickening. Are these guys stupid, greedy, or just plain Hell-spawned? I hereby order everyone to convert to MandrakeLinux.

From the Linux Weekly news:


Red Hat goes for software patents
Commerce, May 24 (Friday)
Red Hat, it seems, has decided to get into the software patent business. A search of the appropriate databases turns up the following applications:

* http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=/netahtml/PTO/search-bool.html&r=2&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PG01&s1='molnar+ingo'.IN.&s2='red+hat'&OS=IN/%22molnar+ingo%22+AND+%22red+hat%22&RS=IN/%22molnar+ingo%22+AND+%22red+hat%22
Embedded Protocal Objects, mixture of static and dynamic responses to HTTP requests, as found in TUX.
* http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=/netahtml/PTO/search-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PG01&s1='molnar+ingo'.IN.&s2='red+hat'&OS=IN/%22molnar+ingo%22+AND+%22red+hat%22&RS=IN/%22molnar+ingo%22+AND+%22red+hat%22
Method and apparatus for atomic file lookup, what appears to be a lookup optimization in the Linux dentry cache.

Both of these techniques show Ingo Molnar as the inventor. "The embodiments of the present invention described are implemented in a computing platform based on the computer operating system commonly known as 'Linux' that is available as open source directly over the Internet. Linux is also available through various vendors who provide service and support for the Linux operating system. Among these vendors are Red Hat, Inc., of Research Triangle Park, N.C., the assignee of the present invention." (Seen originally (in Italian) on FreeGo (http://freego.it/news.php?show=500)).

Hello, my long URLs are screwed. They won't show properly up as links! Sorry for the mess. :P