26 Aug '16, 5pm

Software forensics lay MS-DOS, CP/M controversy to rest...

Software forensics lay MS-DOS, CP/M controversy to rest...

Outside of adamant, impassioned, and opinionated advocates on both sides of the argument, these rumors have continued for more than 30 years because of limitations in the field of software forensics. Software forensics (or software plagiarism detection), is a discipline widely employed in cases such as the one between Microsoft and Caldera, deals with the analysis of source code and binaries to determine matters of intellectual property infringement. However, for most of its existence, including at the time Caldera filed its lawsuit against Microsoft, software forensics typically relied on academics and software consultants manually comparing huge amounts of code in different programs in search of evidence of copying, and then sharing their findings with a court as expert witnesses. Like the US legal system as a whole, the process was fallible, time consuming, and expensive.

Full article: http://embedded-computing.com/articles/software-forensics...

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