InstallShield and ole question...

Dan Kegel dank at
Mon Apr 30 20:02:31 CDT 2001

Jeremy White wrote:
> With COM, the other issue is that someone needs to look at the MS patents
> in this area.  Mainsoft is telling people that they can't use Wine to
> port COM code, because Microsoft holds patents on some of the Vtable
> logic used in COM (and no, I don't have any more detail than that, 
> this came to me third hand).
> I've also asked the FSF for help tracking this FUD down and refuting it.

For the curious:
Snooping on his conversation using, I see it's patent number
5297284 he's worried about.

- Dan

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