What is a "Decentralized Uniqueness Algorithm"?

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Published on 2010-06-09T13:46:05Z Indexed on 2010/06/09 14:02 UTC
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The function in COM to create a GUID (CoCreateGUID) uses a "Decentralized Uniqueness Algorithm", but my question is, what is it?

Can anybody explain?

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