[LinuxBIOS] GA-M57SLI-S4 dual bios pins
st at iss.tu-darmstadt.de
Thu Mar 29 00:41:27 CEST 2007
> > Just found this. Gigabyte's DualBios patent:
> > http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%
Thanks for digging this up. This patent is a joke:
"Certain variations would be apparent to those skilled in the art, which
variations are considered within the spirit and scope of the claimed
invention.". Yeah great.
The description is very vague and not very helpful. I think the only thing it
shows is that this patent system is a job security program for lawyers but
not helpful in the advance of the mankind.
The only interesting thing i found is that they seem to use a checksum or s.t.
to test if the bios image is valid.
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