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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.

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December 18, 2012 Method and System for Updating Software over the Internet
When new software is released, in most cases, it will not be bug free. Over time, bugs are found and fixed. When this happens, a new version of the software will come out. Software developers will need a way to provide the new software to their end users.
software updates
March 16, 2009 Method for Update Distribution
A method to efficiently distribute updates and fixes and information about these updates and fixes is necessary.
software updates
March 12, 2009 System for Identifying and Updating Software from a Remote Service Computer
This Website is responsible for maintaining a list of connected machines, and referring them to an Internet based Service Machine, which in turn analyzes the contents of the User Machine and provides the necessary software updates.
software updates
March 11, 2009 Method and System for Updating Software from a Remote Service Computer
This invention describes a system where a service machine installs the most recent version of a given piece of software, regardless of what version is currently installed.
software updates
February 21, 2009 Method for Updating New Application Installations and for Installing Upgrades and Fixes When Available
Application software purchased on a CD or other media sometimes might not be the latest version. Linux remedies the need for upgrading down-level software. .
software updates