Novadigm patents diff(1) and rdist(1).

Jim Burnes jim.burnes at
Thu Aug 28 13:35:51 PDT 1997

On Thu, 28 Aug 1997, Robert Hettinga wrote:

> Novadigm sues Marimba and threatens W3C.
> About The Patent
> 	Novadigm's Patent (Number 5,581,764) "Distributed Computer Network
> 	Including Hierarchical Resource Information Structure and Related
> 	Method of Distributing Resources" describes the processes needed
> 	to generate from a common reference model a unique content
> 	configuration for each target end user, and to "difference" the
> 	"desired state" configuration with the actual-state of the target,
> 	yielding highly granular and very specific updates to distributed
> 	content automatically. The patent covers two central areas:

I have just two words...

Prior Art

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