Subject: Re: You have probably all seen this
From: Gregory Aharonian <>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 16:54:52 -0400 (EDT)

The Oracle statement means nothing today.  It is an old position paper
of theirs, sometestimony they gave to a hearing on software patents
in 1994/1995 time period.  Since then Oracle has become an active
patentee of software, and probably embarassed that this old statement
of theirs is still floating around.  Slashdot, or whoever has been
publicizing this statement, was so sloppy in their research.