[coreboot] Funny Intel observation

Florentin Demetrescu echelon at free.fr
Fri Jun 19 10:24:51 CEST 2009

 Question : if we (open source users/developpers) are using some information
obtained from patents (not the complete patent but just some information as is
the case here..), are we exposing to lawsuits of "patent infringement" if the
patent holder is not open source friendly?
 Just my 2 euro-cents..

Quoting Joseph Smith <joe at settoplinux.org>:

> I've been making some funny observations lately, and I thought I would
> share. It is funny how Intel tries to keep of things secret, but on the
> same hand they go crazy patenting everything they get their hands on. I bet
> if you add up a the companies by patent, Intel would win by far. Anyways I
> find this funny because patents are public records. Very dry reading but
> helps alot. Lately I have been finding more info on patents than
> datasheets. How sad is that.
> Anyways I have discovered through patents the correct way to calculate the
> Buffer Strength on Intel i8xx chipsets. Patch is coming soon.
> --
> Thanks,
> Joseph Smith
> Set-Top-Linux
> www.settoplinux.org
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