Microsoft prohibits GPLed work via licensing of CIFS standards

Claus Färber list-fsf-eu-discussion at
Wed Apr 10 23:10:00 UTC 2002

Alex Hudson <home at> schrieb/wrote:
> 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?".

No. If it is not obvious how to implement it, the invention is not
disclosed and the patent is invalid.

The question is rather: Given the problem the invention solves, is
it obvious to find the solutiopresented in the patent.

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