Subject Re: [Firebird-Java] Events
Author Jim Starkey
Federico Tello Gentile wrote:

>Roman Rokytskyy wrote:
>>FB extension. Events are patented technology, patent is owned by Borland
>>(which acquired it with acquisition of Aston Tate, which bought InterBase
>>Corp. 5 years before) and as far as I know, no other database has licensed
>>it so far. FB inherited patent rights together with the source code.
>Software patents suck. I doubt those prevent Sun from adding a few
>interfaces in the JDBC API. But the lack of databases supporting it
>might be a strong reason.
It doesn't take Sun to extend a JDBC object. Just do it.

And I beg to differ on software patents. Software patents are the only
things that keep everyone from being an unsalaried, uncompensated
developer for Microsoft. When Microsoft want technology that someone
else developed, they have to buy it. Without software patents, they
could just take it. If you look closely, I think you will find that
Microsoft is almost always the defendent, not the plaintiff, and they
usually lose.


Jim Starkey
Netfrastructure, Inc.
978 526-1376