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Logo Screen Control of Source Code Diskette

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108302D
Original Publication Date: 1992-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Golding, VG: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method which permits an original manufacturer of controlled diskette code to provide identical control diskettes to all clients (see 1 in the figure). The clients are allowed to add data on the diskette to display their own logo without risk of interference or deletion of the original manufacturers' legal copyright message. (Instructions for performing this are supplied on the Logo Support Facilities diskette 2.

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Logo Screen Control of Source Code Diskette

       Disclosed is a method which permits an original
manufacturer of controlled diskette code to provide identical control
diskettes to all clients (see 1 in the figure). The clients are
allowed to add data on the diskette to display their own logo without
risk of interference or deletion of the original manufacturers' legal
copyright message. (Instructions for performing this are supplied on
the Logo Support Facilities diskette 2.

      Benefits are: the original manufacturer is relieved of costly
creation of individual logo data, and PN-administration processing
the multiple copies of diskette code for each client. Clients benefit
because by writing in their own logo they are free to revise it at
any time without cost and delays caused by reference to the original
manufacturer (see 3 and 4 in the figure).

      The term client in this article can apply to any system
manufacturer.

      Alphanumeric or graphics logos and color attributes of a logo
are controlled by a client-generated logo data file. The copyright
message is not present in the logo data file but is added later by
the display routine from a protected area. Thus, accompanying
copyright messages cannot be removed by editing the logo data file.

      An embodiment has been incorporated in the issue of OEM
Reference diskettes of the IBM PS/2* Mod 95 planars (Version 1.03
Beta 1 onwards).
*  Trademark of IBM Corp.