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Re: Question regarding Microsoft patent on file synchronization

From: Jerry McAllister <jerrymc_at_msu.edu>
Date: 2007-04-24 17:36:49 CEST

On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 01:49:37PM -0700, Karl Fogel wrote:

> "Tom Malia" <tommalia@ttdsinc.com> writes:
> > I'm no lawyer by any means, but I'm just curious. Seems like that
> > regardless of it's original merits, does the fact that they now actually
> > have the patent mean that they can potentially make serious trouble?
> The reason I'm not too worried is that there would be tremendous
> negative publicity for Microsoft if they sued the Subversion project,
> or any open source project, for infringing this (bogus) patent.

It hasn't slowed them down any in the past.


> -Karl
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