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.
January 23, 2013
Replication Mechanism for a Distributed Version Control System
Disclosed is a mechanism for replication of content repositories of a distributed version control system (DVCS), which is unique in that objects and branch references are transferred between nodes by independent means, with only branch references subject to synchronization among nodes.