Online Verification Of Executable Files

A security certificate attached to an executable file contains the URL of the file distributor. A user machine calculates the hash of the bytecode contained in the executable file, and sends the hash to a verification server maintained by the file distributor. The verification server then verifies the hash by comparing it to a database of hash values for authentic executable files.

Publication Date
19 July 2009

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What we are trying to do?

We are attempting to mobilize the creativity and innovative capacities of the Linux and broader open source community to codify the universe of preexisting inventions in defensive publications that upon publication in the IP.COM database will immediately serve as effective prior art that prevents anyone from having a patent issued that claims inventions that have already been document in a defensive publication. In addition to creating a vehicle to utilize this highly effective form of IP rights management for known inventions, it is hoped that the community will use defensive publications as a means of codifying future inventions should the inventors prefer not to make their invention the subject of a patent disclosure and application.