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    Phoronix: Another Software Patent That Should Be Be Tossed Out

    Hewlett Packard has patented the identification of a failed code change by automatically running a set of tests against the set of changes for indicating the regression...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...cting-Bad-Code

  • #2
    Should Be Be Tossed Out?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by FireBurn View Post
      Should Be Be Tossed Out?
      Doh, another long day already and somehow my eyes passed over it many times. Fixed, thanks!
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        And I always thought HP had some decency... I mean they are developing a linux based OS right now.

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        • #5
          "A script to automate stuff I did manually before". I really don't get how thing like that can be patentable, regardless of prior art :/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by rabcor View Post
            And I always thought HP had some decency... I mean they are developing a linux based OS right now.
            Must.
            Refrain.
            From.
            Speaking.
            As.
            An.
            Ex-HP...

            Haaaard...

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            • #7
              defensive portfolio

              Originally posted by rabcor View Post
              And I always thought HP had some decency... I mean they are developing a linux based OS right now.
              It was not used for bad purposes yet, but I agree, that generic pattents should not be granted at all.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dimko View Post
                It was not used for bad purposes yet, but I agree, that generic pattents should not be granted at all.
                Generic patents are just too darn broad and open to the patent trolls.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by VinceLe View Post
                  Must.
                  Refrain.
                  From.
                  Speaking.
                  As.
                  An.
                  Ex-HP...

                  Haaaard...
                  I know the feeling. I'm an ex Sun employee. I was there in person when McNealy stated that Linux was the backyard living bumpkin cousin to Solaris and would never amount to anything important. I knew at that moment Sun was SOL... sigh... So much stupid and koolaid drinking at these companies.

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                  • #10
                    They managed to patent binary partitioning?!

                    How the fuck one can patent binary partitioning of search area? This is freaking ancient technique used here and there!

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