Unibus / Qbus bus drivers and receivers

From: Iggy Drougge <optimus_at_canit.se>
Date: Fri Jun 29 20:04:48 2001

Chuck McManis skrev:

>At 07:53 PM 6/29/01 +0100, Iggy wrote:
>>Why would patents in any way be relevant? People have emulated since the
>>beginning of time, regardless of patents.
>>In a way, that's how the PC clone business came about.

>You are mistaken, implementing someone else's patent will get you sued and
>you will lose and you will pay damages.

Ah yes, I suppose that's why people file patents.

>Especially if the person filing
>suit can prove you knew about the patent. Very little of the PC was covered
>by PATENT, much was covered by COPYRIGHT, and COPYRIGHT protects an
>expression of an idea, not the idea itself. So people who wrote a BIOS in a
>clean room environment had a new expression of the PC BIOS and that was
>something they owned, anyone who wants to implement MSCP has to license the
>patent from Compaq it doesn't matter if they copy a DEC design or do one
>from scratch.

So, what makes MSCP so particular that it may be patented?
And how come people can write emulators and clones all over the place? Haven't
Intel or Motorola patents on their processors?

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