Erlang vs Linux
Miguel Barreiro Paz
Wed Feb 26 22:19:22 CET 2003
Just out of curiosity, I've coincidentally found that patent
EP0544637 (equivalent to WO9311484, for those out of the EU) effectively
patents Erlang and OTP. I understand that its purpose is to guard
Ericsson's shoulders, but the legal status of an opensourced system that
is at the same time covered by a patent is a bit questionable without
an explicit statement by the patent holder.
Can anyone comment on this?
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