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Re: IBM patents tunneling HTTP through another protocal

From: Jim Gettys <jg@pa.dec.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 1998 10:00:14 -0700
Message-Id: <9806051700.AA31173@pachyderm.pa.dec.com>
To: "David W. Morris" <dwm@xpasc.com>
Cc: http working group <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>

> From: "David W. Morris" <dwm@xpasc.com>
> Resent-From: http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com
> Date: Fri, 5 Jun 1998 09:42:34 -0700 (PDT)
> To: http working group <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>
> Subject: Re: IBM patents tunneling HTTP through another protocal
> -----
> On Fri, 5 Jun 1998, Jim Gettys wrote:
> 
> > The idea, as I understand it, has been around for a long time.  Examples
> > 1 and 3 above apply most closely, that occur to me without much thought,
> > and long predate the patent application.
> 
> But isn't it the building and describing of a 'machine' which receives the
> patent and not the concept or idea?
> 
Both the X compression and SLIP/PPP stuff have been instantiated into
"machines" and used for years.  The idea has been around for even longer
than the implementations.....  
				- Jim
Received on Friday, 5 June 1998 10:01:27 EDT

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