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From Robert Burrell Donkin <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Google Patent on MapReduce
Date Wed, 20 Jan 2010 22:10:13 GMT
On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 10:06 PM, Robert Burrell Donkin
<robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 8:07 PM, Something Something
> <mailinglists19@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Here's some more info:
>>
>> http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2010/01/googles-mapreduce-patent-what-does-it-mean-for-hadoop.ars
>>
>> It will be nice to get some official announcement from Apache Hadoop team
>> regarding future of Hadoop.
>>
>> - A very scared Hadoop Fan :(
>
> don't worry
>
> every substantial application has a very large probability of patent
> infringement

basically, no company that uses software can enforce a software patent
against any tech major due to mutually-assured destruction through
software patent armageddon. lots of tech majors use hadoop ergo google
would be MAD to use the patent.

- robert

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