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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: rewrite of GPL'd C code to java, compatible with Apache Licence?
Date Fri, 07 Aug 2009 20:07:41 GMT
Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> While "telling the same story" might not be copyright infringement,
> you might have to start to be concerned about potential patent
> infringement if any patents were to read on that story...  -- justin

Patent infringement is a risk when you implement nearly anything and 
there's little that can be done in advance to mitigate it.  Unless you 
have good reason to believe there's a patent, time spent worrying about 
infringing other's patents is wasted.  And one should not search for 
relevant patents before coding else become liable for treble damages.

Doug

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