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From:David T.  Ashley Date:January 2 2008 10:28pm
Subject:Re: Database Cleaner
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Can you say "codefendant"?

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David T. Ashley
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On Jan 2, 2008, at 5:20 PM, "Daevid Vincent" <daevid@stripped> wrote:

> Do it anyways. Release it as Open Source. IBM is big into the FOSS
> community, and I seriously doubt they will persue this.
>
> Just because they have a patent, you can always build a better mouse  
> trap.
> You are allowed to improve upon an idea that is patented, or do it a
> slightly different way the patent states.
>
> Honestly, sometimes ignorance is bliss. It might have been a better  
> idea to
> NOT research patents -- it's not like you were going to build a  
> company
> around this little script.
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Kugel,Miriam [mailto:mk.miriam@stripped]
>> Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2007 2:29 PM
>> To: mysql@stripped
>> Subject: Database Cleaner
>>
>> I am thinking to write a database cleanup tool.
>> According to my research they are many application specific database
>> cleaners but not a general one.
>>
>> I found a patent:
>> US Patent Number *07188116*  - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR
>> DELETING DATA IN A
>> DATABASE
>>
>> As far as I got it I cannot write my tool because I am infringing  
>> this
>> patent.
>>
>> Just unbelievable!!!!
>>
>> Any idea would be welcome.
>>
>> Miriam
>> mk.miriam@stripped
>>
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Thread
Database CleanerMiriam Kugel29 Dec
  • Re: Database CleanerBaron Schwartz30 Dec
  • RE: Database CleanerDaevid Vincent2 Jan
    • Re: Database CleanerDavid T.  Ashley2 Jan