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Daniel ~ 2nd July, 2009 05:51 PM

New Linux patch could circumvent Microsoft's FAT patents
 
Written by Daniel
Thursday, 02 July 2009

A Linux developer has published a new kernel patch that provides a workaround to avoid Microsoft's patents on the FAT filesystem.

By Ryan Paul | Last updated July 1, 2009 7:15 PM CT

The patch, which has undergone extensive legal review by patent lawyers, could make it possible to use FAT on Linux without having to pay licensing fees to Microsoft... [Front page...]

Daniel ~ 2nd July, 2009 06:32 PM

I'm betting MS is just so happy they can finally be a part of Linux and the free software movement!....":O}

booman 5th July, 2009 05:15 PM

Every time Microsoft tries to put a halt to open source (due to use of their software/programming) they create motivation of companies and programmers to create more competing open source like OpenOffice.org

As if they didn't own enough of the digital world, why can't they just let go so us poor folk can enjoy it?


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