Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>>> Also, why are we more critical of an Intel-provided
>>> idea than any other idea we get from the community?
>> Bitter experience with other companies.

> The problem is we have lots of companies involved, and I bet some we
> don't even know about (e.g. yahoo/gmail addresses),

It's not so much that I don't trust Intel as that a CRC algorithm is
exactly the sort of nice little self-contained thing that people love
to try to patent these days.  What I am really afraid of is that someone
else has already invented this same method (or something close enough
to it) and filed for a patent that Intel doesn't know about either.
I'd be wondering about that no matter where the code had come from.

Given the numbers I posted earlier today, the proposal is dead in the
water anyway, quite aside from any legal considerations.

                        regards, tom lane

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