Subject Oracle licenses Open Invention Network patents
Author marius popa
I guess patent "protection" apply to firebird too

Oracle <> has signed a patent
the Open Invention Network (
OIN <>).

OIN is an association <> of
major companies from the IT and entertainment electronics
manages its own pool of patents as a nonprofit organization. The pool
now contains more than a hundred strategic patents that can be used for free
by anyone who promises not to exert any patent claims against Linux and
other open-source software. The database vendor is the most recent licensee.

Oracle's participation is especially interesting because patent
the network also applies to the two free databases MySQL and


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