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Re: yum



On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 15:09, Steven Pritchard wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 21, 2004 at 11:40:12AM -0400, Konstantin Ryabitsev wrote:
> > http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=/netahtml/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6,557,054.WKU.&OS=PN/6,557,054&RS=PN/6,557,054
> > 
> > I'm pretty sure there's prior art.
> 
> The oldest date seems to be 1994.  I'd bet money somebody on this list
> can come up with some prior art.  :-)

Well, I haven't done a heck of a lot of research, but from reading the
abstract, I suspect CMU's SUP protocol would invalidate the patent. We
were using it while I was there as an undergrad.

Steven Shafer and Mary Thompson, The SUP Software Upgrade Protocol
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.edu/project/mach/public/sup/sup.ps
8 September 1989

						- |Daryll




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