Lennart Regebro  <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > I am sorry for this excessive crossposting, but it is urgent and
> > important.
> I agree.
> > Please consider the listed patent descriptions in context of your
> > favorite Zope CMS and give feedback to Holger Blasum or Dirk Steuwer
> > from FFII. Clarify to them to which extent your favorite Zope CMS could
> > be affected by the given patent.
> The name of a patent doesn't really say much. You now asked people,
> who mostly are not knowledgeable about patents, to read through a
> whole bunch of patents, and say if these may be applicable to their
> CMSs. I find that request quite unreasonable. Judging from the english
> titles alone, all the patents are applicable to anything that uses
> Zope, but I assume this is not what you need to know, as you surely
> are aware of that already.
> A description (in english) of what the patents actually try to patent
> would probably be more useful. It is quite often very hard to figure
> that out from the patents itself, unless you are a patent clerk, which
> I'm not, and besides there are no links to the patents, so it is
> impossible to do anyway.
> A list of what is actually supposed to be patented would be possible
> for us poor non-lawyers to actually go through and see if they are
> relevant.

Linus Torvalds and others have suggested that from a legal point of view
it is a bad idea to read through existing patents to see if some apply
to your software, because it shows you were aware of being infringing on


Florent Guillaume, Nuxeo (Paris, France)   CTO, Director of R&D
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