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 From:  Matt Juszczak <matt at atopia dot net>
 To:  "C. Falconer" <cfalconer at avonside dot school dot nz>
 Cc:  'Bryan Catlin' <bryancatlin at connectgroup dot net>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Patent Rights
 Date:  Mon, 8 Nov 2004 15:45:24 -0500 (EST)
That is total crap.  How can something like that be valid?  I read the 
article, but can they really enforce something like that?  Captive Portal 
technology is so easily developed and distributed ... What the heck?

On Tue, 9 Nov 2004, C. Falconer wrote:

> Tell them that Bill Gates owns the patent on being an asshole :)
>
> Or that SCO owns the patent on frivolous threatening for financial gain!
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bryan Catlin [mailto:bryancatlin at connectgroup dot net]
> Sent: Tuesday, 9 November 2004 5:41 a.m.
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: [m0n0wall] Patent Rights
>
>
> I know this might not be the best place for it but we use monowall for most
> of our gateways and we have been contacted by this company that is demanding
> lots of money per year from us saying they own the patent on the process of
> redirection and/or proxying.  I was wondering if anyone has heard of them or
> been contacted, on similar this?
>
> Their site with info on their patent is
> http://www.acaciatechnologies.com/technology_iar.htm
>
> At first glance it looks like they have a technology like monowall but then
> their pdfs go on to say they own the process and are licensing it to other
> providers.  I am just trying to see if this is for real or not.
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Bryan Catlin
>
>
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