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From Luke Han <luke...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: About filed patent
Date Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:12:28 GMT
Hi Mark,
     Kylin was developed in eBay and then contributed to Apache incubator
project on Nov 2014,
here's blog [1] and vote thread in general list [2]
     The code include implementation of this filed patent.
     For the "we" term, I mean Kylin PPMC, who is preparing for the
graduation.

     Thanks.

Luke


[1]
http://www.ebaytechblog.com/2014/10/20/announcing-kylin-extreme-olap-engine-for-big-data/
[2]
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201411.mbox/%3CCAKmQrOaYncmrtmY2jm3CynXHZQv-EX_c-vQEy%2BRE%2BuDmYTXpTg%40mail.gmail.com%3E






Best Regards!
---------------------

Luke Han

On Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 4:07 PM, Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> wrote:

> On 12/10/2015 06:10, Luke Han wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >      Apache Kylin is going to graduate to TLP, this discussion [1] in
> > general list now.
> >
> >      When we are preparing all the paper work, according Apache License
> > and Patent [2], I would like to inquire about following:
> >      Before open source Kylin, eBay has filed one patent with Kylin's
> > idea: Hadoop OLAP Engine. And we have been told this should not an issue
> > for eBay to continue to own this patent but just need some disclosure or
> > something else.
> >      Would you please help to kindly guide us if there's any process for
> > this, should we involve our legal team for the detail and follow up?
> >      Thanks.
>
> Putting to one side the whole "you can't / should not be able to patent
> software" argument for now...
>
> With the usual IANAL and "I'm not representing the position of the ASF"
> caveats...
>
> We need a little more background here.
>
> What is the relationship between eBay and Kylin? Did eBay contribute
> part of the Kylin codebase? Did that contribution include an
> implementation of the subject matter of the patent?
>
> You use "we" several times and it is not clear who "we" is. Is it the
> Kylin PPMC, the ASF, eBay, someone else?
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Mark
>
> >
> >
> > [1] http://s.apache.org/KylinGradauteDiscussGeneral
> > [2] http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0#patent
> >
> >
> > Best Regards!
> > ---------------------
> >
> > Luke Han
>
>
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