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From Bruce Williams <williams.br...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Google patent over Map Reduce - Hbase reflections
Date Thu, 21 Jan 2010 06:54:48 GMT
Several corporations have patents they have said will be used to
protect Linux, IBM and Sun come to mind. I don't know if this should
be considered a threat right away. I know Google asked me, as a non
employee,  to maintain and update thier hadoop educational download to
avoid patent issues of having their own employees to see or touch the
code.

Bruce

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 6:28 PM, Kay Kay <kaykay.unique@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/20/10 3:44 PM, stack wrote:
>>
>> I've been following the thread.  I would tend to side with the general
>> tenor
>> that has it that its likely a just-in-case move by Google and that the
>> likelihood of a Google suing Apache is not likely to happen in this
>> dimension.
>>
>>
>
> That was my general idea as well.
>
>> Are you (or your employer) spooked Kay Kay?
>>
>>
>
> Not at all - but just started this to see what the opinions of the community
> might be w.r.t. this.
>
>> St.Ack
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 3:34 PM, Kay Kay<kaykay.unique@gmail.com>  wrote:
>>
>>
>>>
>>> A big thread currently going on at the hadoop common user mailing list -
>>>
>>> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/hadoop-common-user/201001.mbox/<
>>> 2c36b701001200817g77f245b1x6ba9d7d2cfd9ec93@mail.gmail.com>  .
>>>
>>> A good number of you might have already seen that thread, but just
>>> opening
>>> up a thread for discussion to see what the thoughts of the community are
>>> ,
>>> w.r.t. patent and how much (if at all) of the application would be
>>> related
>>> to that / any refactorings as necessary as seen by the team or thoughts
>>> in
>>> general to the same.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>



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