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RE: Interwoven Patents Code Versioning

From: Kean Johnston <jkj_at_sco.com>
Date: 2003-02-25 22:26:45 CET

> The first (and I think, most general) claim is:
> 1. A system for file management for files containing
> website content comprising:
> a work area configured to allow a user to create and maintain web
> content to be displayed on a website, the work area being a file
> system having read and write operations to enable a user to edit
> virtual representations of files having web content that is
> in the work area; and
> a staging area adapted to receive and integrate the web content
> submitted from the work area when the web content of the work area
> does not conflict with other web content submitted to the staging
> area and configured to retain versions of web content submitted
> the work area.
If this ever becoms an issue, and someone really needs to or just
plain wants to fight this, I can easily prove prior art. This is
an almost perfect description of how the SCO website has been
managed internally since at least 1996 when I started working there,
and it was already in place.

I think that just goes to show how bogus the claim is. Not only is
there prior art, but it is also a very obvious way of doing things,
and I *THINK* ... I am no lawyer ... but I THINK that patent law is
sensible enough to not allow you to patent obvious concepts.


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Received on Tue Feb 25 22:32:33 2003

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