[erlang-questions] Best way to do wall time alarms?

Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB) ulf.wiger@REDACTED
Wed Jan 24 13:02:23 CET 2007

Matthias Lang:
> The "New Guidelines" are not entirely uncontroversial.  In 
> particular the meaning of "as such" seems to vary
>    | Brussels, 24 May 2006. In a reply to a question
>    | from Polish MEP and inventor Adam Gierek, the
>    | European Commission has confirmed that the
>    | European Patent Office's (EPO) case law is not
>    | binding for member states, nor (under the proposed
>    | Community Patent regulation) for the European Court
>    | of Justice (ECJ). For the first time, the Commission
>    | has also clearly stated that computer programs are
>    | not patentable subject matter, without hiding behind
>    | the infamous "as such" cop-out.
>    |
>    | http://wiki.ffii.org/ComGierekPr060524En

Thanks for that entertaining link. I will admit that I got
stuck on the reference to the

"patent by Microsoft on allowing copy/paste of arbitrary data"

Here I was thinking that the Macintosh Clipboard Model (also
adopted by OS/2) was truly extensible, in that it made the 
source application responsible for the data rendering, when 
the data were pasted into another application.

I'm looking forward to the upcoming lawsuit, when Microsoft
sues Apple retroactively for violating its 2006 patent already
in 1984.  (:

Ok, enough O.T.  It's a good thing GS doesn't include a clipboard...

Ulf W

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