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Re: [PATCH] - fix for local root exploit in exim 3.35.



On Thu, Dec 19, 2002 at 09:59:26PM +0000, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-12-19 at 21:10, Matthew Grant wrote:
> 
> > Resend as I forgot to gpg sign it....
> > 
> Not to mention that you originally sent the mail in
> multipart/alternative format containing a text/html part.
> 
> text/html e-mail has been recently patented by Micro$oft, and is
> therefore illegal to send without:
> 
> (rest snipped for space)

Scott,

If you are serious and text/html email has been patented by MS, please 
cite the Patent No. There is clearly proof of prior art and the Patent 
cannot be upheld in an American court of law. Although this seems terse, 
I am currently very intent on derailing any patent abuse. Case in point,
an MS patent regarding Palladium like software architecture are broad 
enough in definition to threaten projects like the HURD. Ironically, I 
believe the HURD could be used as an example of prior art in this case 
as well.

If you're joking then ignore me. :-)

Thanks,

Matthew McGuire



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