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 From:  Matt Juszczak <matt at atopia dot net>
 To:  Brian <belstsrv at nauticom dot net>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Patent Rights
 Date:  Mon, 8 Nov 2004 15:58:46 -0500 (EST)
Alright thanks!  If anyone else finds out anything about this please let 
me know!

-Matt

On Mon, 8 Nov 2004, Brian wrote:

> Well, I just received a letter in the mail from Al Gore asking for money each 
> time I get on the internet, since he invented it :)
>
> On a serious note, I googled 'acacia technologies iar' and there were several 
> articles on this subject, even a few from the m0n0 mail list archives.  There 
> seemed to be more than a few people that questioned the validity of the 
> patent claims.  You may want to check those out and perhaps grab a few email 
> addresses of people who have probably gone down this path with these people 
> already and see what they did and what happened.
>
> Matt Juszczak wrote:
>
>> 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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