Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Just another Perl shrine
 
PerlMonks  

Re^2: Help! DBD/DBIx::Chart need patent protection!

by wol (Hermit)
on Feb 20, 2009 at 14:45 UTC ( #745370=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Help! DBD/DBIx::Chart need patent protection!
in thread Help! DBD/DBIx::Chart need patent protection!

I'd be very wary of making this judgement. (Unless you're a patent lawyer and this is your legal advice on this case, of course :-)

I also had a look at the DBIx::Chart homepage, and the text under "Show SQL" does look like SQL which produces graphs, complete with an addition to the SQL tokens ("RETURNING"). I think the patent is trying to claim such a kind of language.

I don't think that the DBIx::Chart implementation has any bearing. The patent claims a "system", and a system can be implemented in any number of peices.

I'm no lawyer, but prima facie I'd say that the patent and DBIx::Chart may be in conflict.

--
use JAPH;
print JAPH::asString();


Comment on Re^2: Help! DBD/DBIx::Chart need patent protection!
Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re^3: Help! DBD/DBIx::Chart need patent protection!
by ikegami (Pope) on Feb 20, 2009 at 15:04 UTC

    I also had a look at the DBIx::Chart homepage,

    There was no mention of DBIx::Chart in the OP. My reply only applies to the module he did mention, DBD::Chart. I made no comments regarding DBIx::Chart. Having not found the word "returning" in the source for DBD::Chart, I didn't realize he pulled a switcheroo on me in his second post.

    It looks far more likely that DBIx::Chart might have common ground with the patent.

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://745370]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others lurking in the Monastery: (18)
As of 2015-07-30 13:18 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    The top three priorities of my open tasks are (in descending order of likelihood to be worked on) ...









    Results (271 votes), past polls