&nbs= p;   =20 Reliable=20 Computing
=  =20 Volume 11, issue 5, 2005

Special Issue
Selected works = presented at the=20 International Workshop
on Interval Mathematics and Constraint = Propagation=20 Methods
June 23-24, 2004, Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk, Russia
Guest = Editor:=20 Sergey P. Shary

Preface
321-322

Interval-Affine Gaussian Algorithm for = Constrained=20 Systems
Ramil R. Akhmerov
323-341

Developing Interval Global Optimization = Algorithms
on the Basis of Branch-and-Bound and Constraint = Propagation=20 Methods
Yuri G. Dolgov
343-358

Interval Mathematical Library Based on = Chebyshev=20 and Taylor Series
Expansion
Alexei G. Ershov, Tamara P.=20 Kashevarova
359-367

Quantified Set Inversion = Algorithm
with=20 Applications to Control
Pau Herrero, Miguel A. Sainz, Josep Vehi, Luc = Jaulin
369-382

Validated Constraint Solving - = Practicalities,=20 Pitfalls, and New
Developments
R. Baker = Kearfott
383-391

An Interval Global Optimization = Algorithm Combining=20 Symbolic
Rewriting and Componentwise Newton Method Applied to Control = a=20 Class
of Queueing Systems
Bartlomiej Jacek Kubica, Krzysztof=20 Malinowski
393-411

Boundary Realizations Method for = Interval Linear=20 Dynamic Systems
Sergey G. Pushkov, Svetlana Yu.=20 Kalinkina
413-423

On Unbounded Tolerable Solution = Sets
Irene A.=20 Sharaya
425-432

On Fitting Empirical Data under = Interval=20 Error
Sergei I. Zhilin
433-442

Dear Colleagues,

There is a push-and-pull between the = concepts and=20 practices of "intellectual property" and "free-exchange of ideas". = Personally, I=20 have never had any interest in owning "intellectual property", but a = strong=20 interest in free exchange of ideas.

I did not like the idea of allowing my = name on a=20 patent application, but reluctantly agreed to it, thinking then and = still that=20 it is of no importance. And yet, I have been made aware that it has = caused some=20 concern among some of you, my colleagues. For that I am surprised and = very=20 sorry. I would like to have your thoughts on how to rectify the=20 situation.

I do not understand the practice of = patents on=20 software, even though it is evidently important in commercial = enterprises,=20 e.g. Microsoft, etc. What bothers me a lot about patents on interval = software is=20 that the algorithms concerned seem to me to be but variations and = combinations=20 of themes and techniques that have been in circulation for decades. = Hundreds of=20 authors around the world have been publishing such techniques = for many=20 decades.

And yet it could be argued, I suppose, =  that=20 if a new variation is worthy of being published in a journal or book, it = might=20 be regarded as containing "intellectual property" that could be = "protected by a=20 patent". I do not understand what that means either. I have even heard = one of=20 you express concern that you "would be descended upon by an army of Sun=20 Microsystems lawyers".
Good grief I hope not !

I do not understand the intricacies of = patent or=20 copyright law, and have absolutely no interest in the subject, except I = don't=20 like it when something impedes free exchange of ideas. So how = can we=20 fix the situation, or is there anything to be fixed?
Perhaps it is a non-problem? If it is a = problem,=20 then is there a solution? If so, what is it ?

best wishes to all,

Ray (Ramon = Moore)
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Dear Colleagues,

As a result of my previous email to = this group, I=20 have been contacted by John Busch of Sun Microsystems, and informed that = anyone=20 with specific concerns about Sun's interval patents should contact him=20 at
John.Busch [at] sun [dot] com

best regards,

Ray Moore
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&nbs= p;   =20 Reliable=20 Computing
=  =20 Volume 11, issue 6, 2005

&nbs= p; =20 Mathematical Research

A Right-Preconditioning Process for the = Formal-Algebraic Approach to
Inner and Outer Estimation of = AE-Solution=20 Sets
Alexandre Goldsztejn
443-478

Optimal Finite Characterization of = Linear Problems=20 with Inexact Data
479-489

&nbs= p;  =20 Short Communications

How Strong Is Strong = Regularity?
Jiri=20 Rohn
491-493

A Theorem on Regularity of Interval=20 Matrices
Eldon Hansen
495-497

&nbs= p;     =20 Information

Reliable Computations and Their=20 Applications
499-503