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Method for Creating Many Individually-Distributable Programs on a Single Diskette

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044388D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
White, SR [+details]

Abstract

This article relates generally to encryption techniques and more particularly to the application of encryption techniques to diskettes to individually protect files (programs, data) which share a common diskette. Software for personal computers is distributed largely on floppy diskettes, and this trend is likely to continue in the future. Storage capacities on these diskettes is rapidly increasing towards, and beyond, the one megabyte level. The amount of storage used by any given application program is also increasing but not nearly as rapidly as the amount of storage available on the diskette. This extra diskette capacity represents an unused resource for the software distributor.