Query regarding patent on compounding of request

anupam aggarwal aggarwal.anupam07 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 23:45:49 MDT 2015

Thanks David and Andrew!
As a developer when trying to check the technical parts, I obtained some
key features and tried to map it using the Microsoft Patent Mapping Tool.
And I got the list where these certain features are marked under patent.
But, I checked the Samba usability - and found that these features are
supported. So, as a first point - before directing the query to the legal
team, may be it is better to get opinion of SAMBA team on these features,
may be there is a patent violation? i.e., why I posted a query to get any
opinion on this.

Yes, PFIF is one thing as you shared - but may be PFIF does not accounts
for patents. It will help only for new development using SMB Protocol.

Please guide if there is any inputs on this.


On Monday, April 13, 2015, Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 2015-04-10 at 10:55 +0530, anupam aggarwal wrote:
> > Hi Folks,
> >
> > I have a query regarding support of feature "Compounding of requests" in
> > Samba.
> > "Compounding of requests" is patented(
> > http://www.google.com/patents/US8825885), will Samba be violating this
> > patent?
> This isn't a place to obtain legal advice, but you should have your
> lawyers carefully read:
> https://www.samba.org/samba/PFIF/PFIF_agreement.html
> Andrew Bartlett
> --
> Andrew Bartlett
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> Samba Developer, Catalyst IT
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