[Mono-list] Re: something general about software patents
Thu, 14 Mar 2002 12:53:49 -0700
This smacks of prior art, i.e. JVM. Of course, one can't be sure without
seeing the claims...
Never mind the patent examiners, bring on the HEAD examiners!
>This is a patent by ms on "Safe general purpose virtual machine computing
>Could it be the patent concerning the core of .net?
>United States Patent 6,151,618
>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.