Re: Kassan: A.I. Gone Awry

From: Philip Goetz (
Date: Wed Mar 22 2006 - 13:35:15 MST

Good lord. I yahoo'ed for "Peter Kassan", and high on the list was
this horrible horrible software patent he has, filed in 1999. It
appears to cover any archiving of computer files:

US 6,889,376 B1
Method for migrating from one computer to another

1. A method for migrating a user's software programs from a first to a
second computer, the method comprising the steps of:
identifying on the first computer, software products having software
product files and product data files requiring to be prepared for
future migration;
packing the software product files and the product data files in a
manner that enables them to be moved at a future point in time to the
second computer, based on the identifying step previously executed;
operating the first computer in accordance with a general purpose
thereof including by running the software product files or generating
associated user files after the packing in the first computer;
further including storing data files changes and/or control
information changes generated by running the software products on the
first computer and additionally packing the changes for use on the
second computer;
moving the previously packed software product files and the product
data files without using cloning to the second computer, except for
files that are manually excluded, said moving of files being carried
out without resorting to examining or considering all files of said
first computer including those that are not associated with said
identified software products being prepared for future migration; and
unpacking the moved software product files and the product data files
onto the second computer.

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