Microsoft prohibits GPLed work via licensing of CIFS standards

Joerg Schilling schilling at
Wed Apr 10 14:02:30 UTC 2002

>From: Alex Hudson <home at>
>> >Because it's not in the art. The art is Computer Science, not writing
>> >Sun's OS. The gain of knowledge to Computer Science from Sun having done
>> >it is zero.
>> Sorry, this is nonsense!

>No, it's not. Prior art doesn't mean "an example of something having
>been done before". The question to ask is, "Given the claim in this
>patent, would it be obvious to a skilled software engineer how to
>implement it?". "Obvious" is generally taken to mean that the idea, or
>some close parallel, has been published.=20

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