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Re: on forming a new Linux Distributionx

"Rev. Joseph Carter" <knghtbrd@earthlink.net> writes:
> On Thu, Apr 30, 1998 at 06:55:43PM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> > > You think nobody is going to try and snatch it then?
> > 
> > Er.. how do you snatch an expired patent?
> Reregistration?

Prior art

Since there is documentary evidence that the particular idea existed at
least for 20 years (it was a patent, no less), how can someone else
come along and claim it as a new invention?

- Hari
Raja R Harinath ------------------------------ harinath@cs.umn.edu
"When all else fails, read the instructions."      -- Cahn's Axiom
"Our policy is, when in doubt, do the right thing."   -- Roy L Ash

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