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There is hope yet. Somebody did the right thing. See:

<http://swpat.ffii.org/log/05/ep0706/>

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Nov 15 '05 #1
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In article <42***************@yahoo.com>,
CBFalconer <cb********@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
There is hope yet. Somebody did the right thing. See:

<http://swpat.ffii.org/log/05/ep0706/>


I'm 93.6% sure that the word "software" doesn't appear anywhere in the "C
standard" and about 98.87% sure that the word "patent" also does not
appear.

Thus, the lords of topicality will judge ye to be OT. So sorry.

Nov 15 '05 #2

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Kenny McCormack wrote:
CBFalconer <cb********@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
There is hope yet. Somebody did the right thing. See:

<http://swpat.ffii.org/log/05/ep0706/>


I'm 93.6% sure that the word "software" doesn't appear anywhere in
the "C standard" and about 98.87% sure that the word "patent" also
does not appear.

Thus, the lords of topicality will judge ye to be OT. So sorry.


So why did you override the follow-up I had set to keep OT replies
out of the group?

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the broken "Reply" link at the bottom of the article. Click on
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"Reply" at the bottom of the article headers." - Keith Thompson

Nov 15 '05 #3

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CBFalconer <cb********@yahoo.com> wrote:
So why did you override the follow-up I had set to keep OT replies
out of the group?


I think an "OT" in the post title would have alleviated any potential
concerns about appropriateness. Of course, you're in a position where
you don't really have to concern yourself with being *plonk*'ed by
anyone important :-)

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Nov 15 '05 #4

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On Thu, 07 Jul 2005 14:17:24 GMT, ga*****@yin.interaccess.com (Kenny
McCormack) wrote:
In article <42***************@yahoo.com>,
CBFalconer <cb********@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
There is hope yet. Somebody did the right thing. See:

<http://swpat.ffii.org/log/05/ep0706/>
I'm 93.6% sure that the word "software" doesn't appear anywhere in the "C
standard" and about 98.87% sure that the word "patent" also does not
appear.

'software' appears four times in C99, only one normative (in the
definition of 'implementation'). The ANSI (now INCITS) adoption adds
one more in a bibliographic note. 'patent' does not appear.

So you're [93.6%, 98.87%) wrong.
Thus, the lords of topicality will judge ye to be OT. So sorry.


- David.Thompson1 at worldnet.att.net
Nov 15 '05 #5

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In article <o7********************************@4ax.com>,
Dave Thompson <da*************@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
On Thu, 07 Jul 2005 14:17:24 GMT, ga*****@yin.interaccess.com (Kenny
McCormack) wrote:
In article <42***************@yahoo.com>,
CBFalconer <cb********@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
>There is hope yet. Somebody did the right thing. See:
>
> <http://swpat.ffii.org/log/05/ep0706/>


I'm 93.6% sure that the word "software" doesn't appear anywhere in the "C
standard" and about 98.87% sure that the word "patent" also does not
appear.

'software' appears four times in C99, only one normative (in the
definition of 'implementation'). The ANSI (now INCITS) adoption adds
one more in a bibliographic note. 'patent' does not appear.

So you're [93.6%, 98.87%) wrong.
Thus, the lords of topicality will judge ye to be OT. So sorry.


- David.Thompson1 at worldnet.att.net


Whoosh!!!

Nov 15 '05 #6

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