Software patents

Gregory M. Turner gmturner007 at
Fri May 13 13:07:19 CDT 2005

On Friday 13 May 2005 15:09, Francois Gouget wrote:
>   * The Slashdot summary makes it sound like Wine is infringing on the
> patent and that we will have to remove some code.

Wine duplicates many of the data structures in Windows which are described in 
the patent.  Code using the C syntax described in the patent doesn't compile 
in winelib yet, but this has nothing to do with the patent.  Give me a week 
or two...

I don't think you can implement a Windows compatible environment without the 
SEH datastructures described in the patent.  IANAL, but saying "windows 
compatibility is patented by Borland" is just silly.  I, for one, am not 
worried about it.


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