James P. Kinney III
jkinney at localnetsolutions.com
Fri Feb 21 22:53:12 EST 2003
I was reading this earlier and nearly fell out of my chair laughing!!
Now, how to turn this into a "switching to Open Source" campaign...
On Fri, 2003-02-21 at 11:36, Sean Kilpatrick wrote:
> This subject appears often in this group.
> I am essentially ignorant of database development,
> but some here might be interested in the Register's
> story <http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/53/29419.html>
> on a recent ruling by a Washington (state) Court of Appeals.
> The court ruled in favor of Timeline (and against M$).
> The Register's story quotes a press release from Timeline:
> "Microsoft Vs. Timeline Final Judgment Affirms Timeline Patent
> Rights; SQL Server Users Could Face `Staggering' Damages
> "Business Editors
> "BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 19, 2003--Timeline, Inc.
> (OTCBB:TMLN) announced that the Superior Court of King County has
> entered its Final Judgment in Microsoft Corporation vs. Timeline,
> Inc. which confirms that the agreement between Microsoft (MSFT) and
> Timeline contains substantial limitations on Microsoft's ability to
> sublicense Timeline's patents.
> "The judgment implements the previously announced ruling by the
> Washington Court of Appeals. It confirms Microsoft's ability to
> sublicense its patent license to its customers is limited. SQL Server
> developers who create a new product by adding code in an "Infringing
> Combination" (as defined below) must obtain their own patent license.
> The exact language of the judgment and a definition of Infringing
> Combination are included at the end of this release. A description
> of the patented technology is available at www.tmln.com/press.htm."
> <rest snipped to preserve copyrights.>
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