[sudo-workers] Microsoft patent 6,775,781 and sudo

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Wed Nov 10 12:36:18 EST 2004

In message <22D4925F15E12E489876C14EC78D66B601D2894E at ilnort1msgusr08.itservices
	so spake "TRUCKS, JESSE \(SBCSI\)" (jt9873):

> IANAL, but doesn't prior art cover sudo and void this patent outside the
> context of Windows or completely void it?

After a more thorough reading of the patent I don't believe it
covers Sudo, though if MicroSoft tried to claim that it did we have
20 years of prior art ;-)

 - todd

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