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From: Geert Uytterhoeven <Geert.Uytterhoe...@cs.kuleuven.ac.be>
Subject: I2O specs available! (was: GGI People Read This (fwd))
Date: 1997/07/20
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Since this may concern you all, I forward it to linux-kernel...

Greetings,

						Geert

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Geert Uytterhoeven                     Geert.Uytterhoe...@cs.kuleuven.ac.be
Wavelets, Linux/m68k on Amiga          http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/~geert/
Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium

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Date: Sat, 19 Jul 1997 14:52:45 -0500 (CDT)
From: Gith <g...@quicklink.net>
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Subject: GGI People Read This
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Hi.

It seems that the I2O spec is now publically available.

For those who aren't irc junkies, it appears that someone
came running through the various #linux groups today and was nice
enough to inform everyone that a PDF version of the spec was now
available on the I2OSig's ftp site for download.

I have no idea why it's there, or how it got there, but since
it is now publically available via anonymous ftp from I2OSigs
own ftp server, I think that everyone might want to download
it and have a look.

The file name is ver1-5.pdf or if you like, simply use this URL
from you web browser. ftp://ftp.i2osig.org/ver1-5.pdf

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From: a...@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk (Alan Cox)
Subject: Re: I2O specs available! (was: GGI People Read This (fwd))
Date: 1997/07/20
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> Would I be right in saying that now the spec is available to PD that it
> is - PD ?

The document is still copyrighted, but the information in it once published
to the world (eg by anon ftp) is in must jurisdictions no longer a trade
secret.

Alan

From: "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <ty...@MIT.EDU>
Subject: Re: I2O specs available! (was: GGI People Read This (fwd))
Date: 1997/07/21
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The rule with trade secrets is that if you screw up somehow and let it
out, it's no longer a trade secret.  Once someone who isn't bound by any
NDA or other legal agreement gets a hold of it, it's all over.  (That's
the big drawback of trying to use trade secrets to protect intellectual
property, instead of patents or copyrights.  On the other hand, as long
as you keep it a secret, trade secrets never expire; the Coca-Cola
recipe is an example of a trade secret that has been kept for a long,
long time.)

NOT that I would be giving anyone any legal advice or encouragement to
do this, but I'll observe that it would be entertaining of some person
outside the U.S. (preferably in a country whose courts aren't terribly
sympathetic to the U.S.) were to post the document which they found on
the ftp server on Usenet.  This would pretty much guarantee that the I2O
spec would be *everywhere*, and if it were done right, the I2O
organization would have a very hard time finding who to sue.... (even if
they didn't have a leg to stand on legally, they could make life
miserable for someone.)


						- Ted

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