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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.

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use JAPH;
print JAPH::asString();


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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.

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