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SubjectRe: Tux2 - evil patents sighted
On Wed, Oct 04, 2000 at 05:02:36PM +0200, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> Here's a gem of a claim from the main WAFL patent:
>
> "20. The method of claim 8 further comprising the step of using one or
> more of said read-only copies of said file system to back-up said
> blocks comprising one or more consistency points of said file system."
> http://innominate.org/~phillips/wafl.patent.5819292.html
>
> I may be interpreting this incorrectly, but this seems to say that they
> claim proprietary rights to making a backup from a checkpoint.

also sounds very similar to [one use for] lvm snapshots. does hp-ux
have those too? (linux lvm documentation seems to say it [lvm] was
based on a similar hp-ux feature...)

j.

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