US Patent for USB OS ?
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Topic: US Patent for USB OS ?
started by: coolworlddsl
Posted by coolworlddsl on Dec. 09 2004,22:55Hi DSL guys,
It seem to be a Patent for USB boot, here a link :
< Link to the US Patent >
Posted by SaidinUnleashed on Dec. 09 2004,23:21Well, we don't have to worry, DSL won't boot on any computer, just any x86 computer. Any computer would mean x86, ppc, amiga, sparc, etc.
And DSL/Knoppix reconfigures itself with every boot, so we really don't fit in that. ^_^
Posted by coolworlddsl on Dec. 09 2004,23:26Extracts from the link :
"Thus it includes as a primary example a personal computer (PC) such as a desktop or a laptop"
"It is portable in that the device allows a user to load a customized operating system into any computer system without having to reconfigure the operating system each time the customized operating system is loaded into a new computer system."
Posted by Caspar on Dec. 11 2004,16:08Hmm, how long has DSL been usb booting.... it says
Filed: April 1, 2004
But also has April 2003 in the text.
Posted by John on Dec. 12 2004,00:26Just another reason why software patents are a really dumb idea.
USB bootable OS's have been around for a while now. Zipslack has been doing this since what, 99?
Posted by mikshaw on Dec. 12 2004,02:49Being an acitizen (I'm still working on the definition of that term, and if it ends up being stupid I'll have to think of some other word), I just simply refuse to accept software patents as legitimate claims. Although the laws may be in place, they conflict with my personal beliefs and morals, and are therefore nullified with respect to my little world.
So as far as I'm concerned, this has nothing to do with DSL.
Posted by SaidinUnleashed on Dec. 12 2004,03:11
Yup. But I think there was one before that.
Can't remember what it was called, and it's long dead.
And Milkshaw, i like the term anticitizen.
Posted by mikshaw on Dec. 12 2004,03:28funny...that's what I'd typed at first, but thought it was a bit too negative. I'm not really against citizenship, but more like a non-member of organized society.
I remember downloading Zipslack a few years ago for a zip disk, but it was parallel rather than USB, so I couldn't get it to boot...of course I was a point-and-clicker at the time....
Posted by ico2 on Dec. 12 2004,20:42WE ARE OPEN-SOURCE GEEKS, THESE FEEBLE SOFTWARE PATENTS DREAMED UP BY THE DARK FORCES WILL NEVER EVER BE GIVEN THE SLIGHTEST AMOUNT OF NOTICE BY OUR MIGHTY BRETHERIN, AND WE WILL RIDE ON TO VICTORY CARRYING THE HEADS OF THESE DEMONS ON OUR SPEARS, OUR SWORDS RED WITH THEIR BLOOD.