[Openicc] CxF and open source (non?) compatibility

Graeme Gill graeme at argyllcms.com
Tue May 13 07:29:47 PDT 2008

Hubert Figuiere wrote:
> Whether the patents are valid or not is a different story. Most patent
> are just FUD to ask for a protection fee. It is like mobster. "You pay
> me every week, or I burn down your shoppe."

But by definition, USA patents only apply to the USA, and
currently the USA has an unusually wide interpretation of
what matter is patentable. In most other countries, algorithms
and business methods are not patentable.

Graeme Gill.

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