From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Thu Dec 13 2001 - 08:38:11 EST

On Wed, 12 Dec 2001, James Simmons wrote:

> Microsoft patents loading a trusted OS into a trusted CPU. The OS prevents
> untrusted applications from accessing Rights Managed Data.

I haven't looked up the link, but this sounds suspiciously like
what UNIX permission bits have been doing since the 1970s.

I guess MS trying to enforce their patent against anyone would
just get it invalidated, or the claim is narrow enough that
people can work around it.


Then again, this only applies to people unlucky enough to live
in the US. No need to worry.



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