On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 00:17:08 +0100, Joerg Schilling wrote:
: If you have substancial information on why NetApp may rightfully own a patent
: that is essential for ZFS, I would be interested to get this information.
Trivial: the US patent system is fundamentally broken, so owning patents
on more or less anything is possible, whether inforceable or not. The act
of defending against an invalid patent costs a fortune, so most entities
aren't willing to try. Easier to avoid.
You know this, I'm sure.
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