November 13, 2009

Did someone win a patent for sudo command?

Here are a few patents about elevating user rights.

Of these patents, the patent going by the name Rights Elevator is receiving a lot of attention these days especially because of this xkcd comic.

I am not sure if someone has been able to patent the sudo command, however, they are pretty close onto something which can prove to be really nasty in the long run as the brief history of sudo shows that sudo seems be present from a time when this someone was in its infancy.

PS: I am using someone as I do not wish to add a disclaimer about rights and trademarks and I do not like using *doze ;).

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