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Postby Teo on Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:13 am

A lot of user use these file to build some website and software.
you should show somewhere that they can't to that on States market.

And remove the GPL licence that you have put on an univeristy work where there are too many patents.
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Postby robocoder on Wed May 24, 2006 11:02 am

... tracert with whois is protected...


Teo: ... not entirely protected. Parts of patent 6,684,250 (Method and apparatus for estimating a geographic location of a networked entity) might hold up, but there are claims which appear to be invalidated by prior art.

For example, Sarangworld's traceroute project was using traceroute and whois as early as March 2000, followed by an update in Aug 2000. Quova's provisional patent applications were suspiciously filed shortly afterwards in April 2000 and Oct 2000. Furthermore, the patent wasn't officially filed until April 2001, and it never made mention of sarangworld or Sarang Gupta.
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