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 them. Florent -- Florent Guillaume, Nuxeo (Paris, France) CTO, Director of R&D +33 1 40 33 71 59 http://nuxeo.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ Zope maillist - Zope@zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev )