ZDNet UK: IBM Patent Sparks Open Source Code Rewrite
Apr 13, 2005, 17:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Open source developers have rewritten a piece of code to avoid
violating an IBM patent, raising questions over the effectiveness
of IBM's policy to allow open source developers the free use of
some of its patents.
"Developers on the open source database PostgreSQL announced on
a mailing list last week that the latest release of the database
contains a fix that has been added to avoid violating a patent
filed by IBM..."