[R] diamond graphs

Marc Schwartz MSchwartz at medanalytics.com
Tue Aug 26 18:26:55 CEST 2003

On Tue, 2003-08-26 at 09:23, Barry Rowlingson wrote:
> Can I just check something? If I write some code in R to produce these 
> diamond graphs - I reckon 20-30 lines should do it - and post it to 
> R-help, have I broken the law if there's a patent on them? If I produce 
> these graphs using a pen, paper and my own artistic skill, will that 
> make me liable to a jail term? Will my code or artistic efforts be okay 
> if I pay the originators a fee and put a 'licensed diamond-graph 
> producer #55243' logo at the bottom?
>   Now I'm starting to worry that SCO will claim they hold copyrights on 
> histograms.
> Baz

I was wondering if SCO might come up in this thread...  :-)

As an FYI, these articles on ZDNet this week, may be of interest:

Patent battle to culminate in Brussels

The patent nuclear weapon (commentary)

BTW Frank, excellent points made in your reply.


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