[ot] [music-dsp] about software patents :(
thierry.rochebois at worldonline.fr
Tue Jun 13 10:56:45 EDT 2000
> > I intervewed Xavier Rodet for the French Keyboards mag and he
> > told me that the project was burried because of patent conflict between
> > Gibson and a company known as Zeta...
> I know i should be ashamed sending [ot] mails, but i'm really angry about
> all those useless silly software-patents. Using IFFT for re-synthesis
> is again so extremely straightforward
I do not think so ! Did you really tried to implement it...
It is not that straightforward because of phase and windowing problems,
a solution to these problems is proposed in the patent, that is what the
is about, not simple IFFT.
Please, read the patent before saying...
> that i cannot believe how this can be patented!
> violating quite a bunch of patents... Even without knowing about them,
> because many of them are so silly and straightforward.
When it is straightforward and you can proove an anterior realisation of
the invention, then, no problem, you can bring an action against it and
> So what should i do? Is the only thing to stay legal, that everybody codes
> his own software and keeps it in his safe?
Some patents are stupid (I cited some insipid patents some months ago), in
which case you can cancel them. Some patents are not stupid and really solve
problems. These patents are valid and the inventors deserve the money they
can obtain with it... You are free to negociate with the inventors to obtain
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