anyone have details of "include" patent?
rcd at ico.isc.com
Tue Nov 27 09:32:15 AEST 1990
In a questionnaire sent to USENIX members, there's some exploration of what
activities USENIX might spend money on. Among these is mention of the
possibility of activity against software patents (to which I say "yes, and
get going on it!":-) with a cryptic note about the idea of an include file
having recently been granted a patent, after the application pending for
I'm perplexed about this "include patent". There are obvious replies like
"BUT...(sputter)...wait!... that can't be!...", knowing that the idea of
an include file is a lot older than 15 years, but I'd rather rail against
something concrete--which I can't do without knowing what was patented.
Can anyone shed light on this? Conjecture won't help; please don't follow
up with what you "heard someone who knows somebody who knows someone..."
say. (In fact, if you'll email info, I'll gladly summarize it ASAP.)
What was patented; who owns the patent?
Dick Dunn rcd at ico.isc.com -or- ico!rcd Boulder, CO (303)449-2870
...Mr. Natural says, "Use the right tool for the job."
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