LEGAL
author Masayuki Nakano <masayuki@d-toybox.com>
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 21:00:01 +0900
changeset 479103 cbbdabbed7e04b5ddcb65daa89b625b9ad3ae60b
parent 1 9b2a99adc05e53cd4010de512f50118594756650
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Bug 1215818 - part 1: Add telemetry probe to collect TIP names of TSF which are actually used by the users r=jimm,m_kato We always struggle with a lot of IME bugs on Windows. Currently, any IME vendors should've already released TIP for TSF rather than legacy IMM-IME since IMM-IME is not available on UWP apps. Additionally, due to API limitation, it's difficult to get human-friendly name of IMM-IME. So, let's collect only TIP names of TSF on Windows. This must be enough. Note that we cannot get common-English name even though the API to retrieve TIP name taking language code. Therefore, a TIP may be collected with different name, e.g., one is Japanese name and the other is English name. If we collect GUIDs of TIP, we can avoid this issue. However, it's difficult to collect both GUID and human-friendly name since Telemetry key is up to 72 characters. Currently, I give up to avoid this duplicated issue. Perhaps, this is not so serious issue since most TIP users must match language of TIP and their system language settings. Therefore, this patch collects Locale ID of TIP and description of it. Locale ID is necessary because some TIPs may be named same name for different languages. For example, both Japanese and Hangul IMEs of Microsoft are named as "Microsoft IME". MozReview-Commit-ID: IeSxfeqS62a

Please be apprised of the following Legal Notices:

A) The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has
ruled that the Netscape Navigator code does not infringe Wang's U.S.
Patent No. 4,751,669 ("the '669 Patent") because: 1) HTML is not
Videotex as defined by the '669 patent; 2) web servers are not central
suppliers; and 3) Navigator does not "connect," as defined by the '669
Patent, to web servers on the Internet. Wang may appeal this decision to
the Federal Circuit. Wang contended that its Patent disclosing a
"Videotex" system, is infringed by the following functionality in the
Netscape Navigator code: 1) the animated logo and status line indicators
--See Claims 1,8 and 9; 2) the "File Save As" function --See Claims
23-27; 3) Bookmarks and Rename Bookmarks in the Properties window --See
Claims 20-22; 4) storing HTML, GIF, and JPEG files and adding filename
extensions --See Claim 38

B) Intermind owns pending U.S. patent applications on communications
systems which employ metadata ("channel objects") to define a control
structure for information transfer. The Netscape code does not infringe
as released; however, modifications which utilize channel objects as
described by Intermind should be considered carefully. The following is
a statement from Intermind: "Intermind's claims fundamentally involve
the use of a control structure to automate communications. ...The
essence of Intermind's top claim is that two devices sender and receiver
have persistent storage, communicate over a network, and exchange a
control structure including metadata which describes: 1) what
information is to be updated, 2) when to update this information, and 3)
how to transfer the updated information. In addition, at least the
receiving device must be able to process the metadata in order to
perform the update determination and transfer. Any digital
communications system which incorporates all of these elements will be
covered by Intermind's patents." See Intermind.com.

C) Stac, Inc., and its licensing agent Hi/fn, own several patents which
disclose data compression methods implementing an LZS compression
algorithm, including U.S. Patent Nos. 4,701,745 and 5,016, 009 ("the
Stac Patents"). The Netscape Communicator code does not perform
compression. If you modify the Netscape source code to perform
compression, please take notice of the Stac Patents.

D) Netscape Communications Corporation ("Netscape") does not guarantee
that any source code or executable code available from the mozilla.org
domain is Year 2000 compliant.