Re: [wmii] Does wmii violate U.S. Patent No. 5,072,412?

From: Paweł Tęcza <>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 15:06:34 +0200

"Anselm R. Garbe" <> writes:

> On Fri, Oct 12, 2007 at 12:04:55PM +0200, Paweł Tęcza wrote:
>> This is a hot news [1]. Do you think that our darling wmii
>> can violate that patent (User Interface with Multiple
>> Workspaces for Sharing Display System Objects)? ;)
> There are no workspaces in wmii or dwm. So the patent is not
> relevant to wmii or dwm. There is only a single workspace (we
> call it view).
> Tell the Redhat/Novell people that if distributing KDE/Gnome
> scares them, they should consider using dwm/wmii as
> alternatives, because they don't violate this patent.

Hi Anselm,

It's true that I can see only one view at the given moment,
but also I can have another "virtual" workspaces. Yes, I can't
see them when I work with current view, but I can switch
to them, because they still exist :)

Is it not a idea of multiple workspaces? ;)

My best regards,

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