[gclist] speaking of patents...
Sun, 16 Dec 2001 00:06:11 +0100
"Emery Berger" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> You're writing from an .edu address. At least here in Germany, you
>> cannot infringe patents by publishing research results. Is this
>> different in the US?
> I don't know, but in any case, I am distributing software, not just
> publishing research results.
Is this mutually exclusive, especially if you publish source code?
I'm not sure.
> The patent numbers are 5949972 and 6035426. You can look these up at
The second patent describes technology used in Purify (published by
Rational nowadays, I think).
Are you sure the patents are the correct ones? Quote:
| The present invention relates generally to a method and apparatus for
| replacing the heap implementation in an existing executable computer
| program at runtime.
libhoard replaces the heap implementation at link time, so it's not
infringing this patent. Or am I missing something?