[Foundation-l] Google Wave and Wikimedia projects

Milos Rancic millosh at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 03:39:16 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 9:44 PM, Lars Aronsson <lars at aronsson.se> wrote:
> It says that as long as we follow Google's protocol standard, they
> won't sue us for infringing on their patents ("patents necessarily
> infringed by implementation of this specification").  Oh, how very
> generous.  But what if we want to implement some of their features
> in MediaWiki without following their protocol?  That is where we
> should be worried.  What exactly is it that they have patented?

What if we want to implement any of patented features in MediaWiki?

BTW, I am really skeptical about the idea that one large Internet
company sues Wikimedia or MediaWiki developers for their patents. It
would be a really bad PR for them.

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