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 From:  "RP Smith" <rpsmith at hotmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Patent Rights
 Date:  Mon, 08 Nov 2004 19:00:31 -0600
The answer is:  John Kerry   :o)

Roy...

>From: Daniele Guazzoni <daniele dot guazzoni at gcomm dot ch>
>To: m0n0wall list <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
>Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Patent Rights
>Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2004 23:46:46 +0100
>
>Last week I received a letter from Peter Coleman (a 75 years old  retired 
>US-Mail employee) telling me I have to pay a fee to use my PC since this is 
>his acronym...
>
>And don't tell anybody you are using ethernet or someone of the original 
>developing crew of  Xerox could sue you...
>
>Come on...
>We already have to live 4 more years with Bush and now we also have to pay 
>for page redirects ?
>What could be worster ?...
>
>Daniele
>
>Matt Juszczak wrote:
>
>>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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