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.
February 09, 2009
Method for Installing Only Those Application Features That Are Actually Used
Large software applications have many features, some of which are regularly used, others that are never used. Installing applications of this size, and possibly downloading them, takes a considerable amount of time and resources. Linux inventories the current state of a computer and the user’s processing behavior, and stores this information in a user preference profile.