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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: 1.3.15
Date Wed, 01 Nov 2000 22:49:49 GMT
"Peter J. Cranstone" wrote:
> 
> Roy...
> Peter here...
> 
> I'll let Kevin respond to the rest of this email, but I will cover this
> point.
> 
> > The reason why it has to be official is because RCI claims to have
> > "patent pending" rights to a technology related to this module.
> 
> This is totally FALSE and MISLEADING. We have never claimed to have a patent
> on this technology. The patent which is pending is on the "smart engine"
> which can use ANY compression algorithm. There are simply a ton of
> compression patents out there, we even own some with some more pending on
> XML etc, but our patent is specifically tied to the engine which runs the
> algorithms not the algorithms themselves. I heard an Apache member the other
> day talking about RCI's patent claim on mod_gzip, hopefully this will clear
> the picture somewhat.

I'm amused ... a "smart engine" that can use any compression algorithm?
How is this different from, say, sh? The Action directive? Winzip?

Cheers,

Ben.

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