Defensive Publications are a method for the open source community to prevent the issuance of low quality software
patents. These publications serve as evidence to disclose to the examiner what is new and innovative within the
technology. Through Linux Defenders, developers collaborate with our team to ensure that these publications are
effective in protecting the freedom to create, invent and operate.
April 01, 2009
Maintaining sums in a hierarchy
Using a system inspired by a makefile for fast hierarchical summing up of inventories and maintaining of such sums. The inspiration comes from the makefile representing dependencies between objects that need to be updated.