On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 11:55:24AM -0500, Chris Green wrote:
> Just a caveat from a (non-lawyer) lurker: the clean room approach may work
> if there are no patents involved (which protect algorithms, unlike
> copyright law). However, a previous poster to openafs-devel mentioned
> that the license covering the AFS code specifically mentions patents: if
> any patents apply to the code you need, I don't think a clean room
> implementation will save you. DEFINITELY get legal advice from lawyers
> knowledgable in IT IP, and I would ping Prof. Moglen and IBM before I went
> anywhere with this.


Ok, thanks for your comments. I'll ask a lawyer who knows about the IP stuff
involved here next, probably I should have done that first before posting that
patch.

End of thread (at least for me... :-)

Volker