Re: Possible solution to the spring loaded folders headache

On Wed, Mar 19, 2003 at 12:51:33PM +0100, Christophe Fergeau wrote:
> > Well.. Windows actually uses this for the start-menu, and I do not know if
> > they have licensed the patent. In addition.. it may be a "Window" in
> > implentational terms, but a menu is not a window in UI-terms or common
> > jargon. It probably comes down to what "Window" in the patent actually
> > means.
> > 
> Fwiw, mozilla mailer also has something like that when you want to move
> a mail to another folder (I haven't tried by myself, but saw a bug about
> that)

Also, playing with evolution the other day, they have the same system in
their mail management.  Drag a message to a collapsed folder and it
springs open.  Would that not make evolution in violation of the patent
and make the big companies like redhat not want to distribute it for
fear of patent defense from apple?  Or is the apple patent only for
the file management part, not the generic idea of "spring loaded

Alan <alan ufies org> -
"The only thing that experience teaches us is that experience teaches 
us nothing.	        -- Andre Maurois (Emile Herzog)

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