[Mono-list] something general about software patents
Thu, 14 Mar 2002 17:23:44 +0100 (CET)
On Thu, 14 Mar 2002, Dan Lewis wrote:
> Wow, that sounds like Java ;)
> I have no experience with patents. Are they all intentionally this vague?
I have experience from software patents and the short answer is YES. They
want to cover as much as possible.
******* SNIP ********
> > Abstract
> > A safe general purpose virtual machine computing system having a general
> > purpose memory protection model that is hardware architecture and
> > programming language independent. The safe general purpose virtual machine
> > computing system is software based to facilitate operation on hardware
> > architectures that otherwise would prevent the exchange and successful
> > execution of mobile code programs from one computer system to another. The
> > safe general purpose virtual machine computing system also facilitates
> > generating Bytecode Reduced Instruction Set Computer (BRISC) compressed
> > mobile code that can be compiled or translated into executable code very
> > quickly in addition to being compact for transmission purposes, and that is
> > prevented from accessing unauthorized memory locations due to Software Fault
> > Isolation techniques implemented in the code.