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Daily Dose - Hadoop is Safe From Google's MapReduce Patent

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Daily Dose - Hadoop is Safe From Google's MapReduce Patent

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Google has just granted a patent license to the Apache Hadoop distributed computing framework, which uses a MapReduce process similar to Google's recently patented version of MapReduce ("System and method for efficient large-scale data processing").  Larry Rosen, the ASF's legal counsel, contacted Google soon after the patent was granted to make sure that Hadoop users were not infringing on Google's patent.  Rosen was pleased to hear back from Google this week and receive the patent license.  Implementations of Hadoop and other Apache MapReduce projects such as HBase, are officially safe.  

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