Self 4.4 and patents issue

Mario Wolczko mario.wolczko at
Mon Jun 29 23:54:37 UTC 2009


I believe that no patents were filed at Sun on Self technology through  
to the official end of the project in '95.

More recent implementation ideas, particularly ones originated for, or  
used in JVMs, are likely to be patented.

I doubt that any were filed while it was a Stanford project, but even  
if they were, they're probably expired now, or close to expired (17  
year term).

Caveat: I am not a lawyer, and no facts were checked in the creation  
of this response.


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