On 12/25/2010 6:25 AM, Edward Ned Harvey wrote:
From: zfs-discuss-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:zfs-discuss-
bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joerg Schilling
And people should note that Netapp filed their patents starting from 1993.
is 5 years after I started to develop WOFS, which is copy on write. This
In any case, this is 20 year old technology. Aren't patents something to
protect new ideas?
Boy, those guys must be really dumb to waste their time filing billion
dollar lawsuits, protecting 20-year old technology, when it's so obvious
that you and other people clearly invented it before them, and all the money
they waste on lawyers can never achieve anything. They should all fire
themselves. And anybody who defends against it can safely hire a law
student for $20/hr to represent them, and just pull out your documents as
defense, because that's so easy.
Plus, as you said, the technology is so old, it should be worthless by now.
Why are we all wasting our time in this list talking about irrelevant old
While that's a bit sarcastic there Ned, it *should* be the literal
truth. But, as the SCO/Linux suit showed, having no realistic basis for
a lawsuit doesn't prevent one from being dragged through the (U.S.)
courts for the better part of a decade.
Why can't we have a loser-pays civil system like every other civilized
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