Software patents are much maligned today because the only
value in them seems to be when they are used by large corporations to fend off
patent infringement lawsuits against them. Despite that, the original purpose of
the Hiveware patent remains in tact: to protect the downstream Hiveware innovator
and developer from invention theft by large corporations. To that end Hiveware
has been clearly patented in 17 countries in Europe, Canada, Australia, Hong
Kong and of course the USA.
Hiveware Innovation Classification
In the May 2012 edition of Wired Thomas Goetz, the executive
editor, classified in “How to Spot the Future”, Wired’s 7 rules for identifying
trends, technologies and ideas that will change the world. How does Hiveware
fit into Wired’s classification scheme if at all? It fits under number
3. Favor the Liberators
The second flavor of liberation
takes on the more subtle approach to turning scarcity to plenty. These liberators
turn the advent of powerful software to put fallow infrastructure to work.
Hiveware has the potential of harnessing the exponentially
growing home computer’s memory, persistent storage and CPU power. These
combined resources have a few exponential inherent trends:
1)Their amount is growing 2 x exponentially: once
according to Moore’s Law and once from the fact that dependency on servers
(clouds, etc.) is increasing which, in effect, turns these computer devices
into dumb terminals.
2)These resources have already been purchased by