On 10/22/06, Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog@svana.org> wrote:
On Sun, Oct 22, 2006 at 08:10:56PM +0530, Gurjeet Singh wrote:
> Hi all,
>    Michael Kounavis has given a green signal (please refer the forwarded
> message).

I don't think that helps. The publishing date of this article was March
2006. If this is really the first time this algorithm was published, that
means that anyone else (or even the author) has the option of patenting
this algorithm sometime before March 2007 and still claiming they
invented it first.

And realistically we would wait at least a year or three after that,
because you don't get to see patents as they're applied for.

Maybe March 2010 we can look into it...

Consudering the author has OK-d it and given how easy
is to replace the algorithm, I don't see the reason for
such carefulness?


---------------------------(end of broadcast)---------------------------
TIP 9: In versions below 8.0, the planner will ignore your desire to
      choose an index scan if your joining column's datatypes do not

Reply via email to