[OpenAFS-devel] IBM public license code (from OpenAFS) in samba/examples/nss ok?

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Thu Aug 26 17:10:53 GMT 2004

On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 11:55:24AM -0500, Chris Green wrote:
> Just a caveat from a (non-lawyer) lurker: the clean room approach may work 
> if there are no patents involved (which protect algorithms, unlike 
> copyright law). However, a previous poster to openafs-devel mentioned 
> that the license covering the AFS code specifically mentions patents: if 
> any patents apply to the code you need, I don't think a clean room 
> implementation will save you. DEFINITELY get legal advice from lawyers 
> knowledgable in IT IP, and I would ping Prof. Moglen and IBM before I went 
> anywhere with this.

Ok, thanks for your comments. I'll ask a lawyer who knows about the IP stuff
involved here next, probably I should have done that first before posting that

End of thread (at least for me... :-)


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