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Re: yum



On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 20:56 -0400, Tim Daly wrote:
> >> > 
> >> > 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
> 
> The patent mentions SUP.
> 
> Tim
> 

I believe I read somewhere yesterday that the patent was dated 1990...

-sb

> 
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Stan Bubrouski <stan ccs neu edu>



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