Query regarding patent on compounding of request

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Apr 13 15:49:12 MDT 2015

On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 11:15:49AM +0530, anupam aggarwal wrote:
> 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.

Sorry Anupam, you're going to have to talk to your lawyers
about this. This isn't the list to give out legal advice,
and none of us are lawyers anyway.



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