Microsoft prohibits GPLed work via licensing of CIFS standards

Florian Weimer Weimer at CERT.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
Fri Apr 5 16:38:57 UTC 2002

Alexandre Dulaunoy <adulau-conos at> writes:

> 1.6 "Necessary Claims" shall mean those claims of a patent or patent 
> application, including without limitation, United States Patents Nos. 
> 5,265,261 and 5,437,013, which (a) are owned, controlled or sublicenseable 

5,265,261 is easy to work around (just move the functionality
described in this patent to the kernel; the claims cover only

I'm not sure how to work around the second patent.  You could move the
redirector to a different machine (although this would hamper
performance), or you could avoid a separate "redirector" entity (I
don't know if it is feasible).

Or you could search prior art. ;-)

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