[ros-dev] Patent on FAT

Casper Hornstrup ch at eudicon.com
Wed Jan 11 12:43:46 CET 2006

The patent is about storing short and long filenames on the same volume.

In theory ReactOS violates that patent, but the patent has yet to be proven

valid (as with many other technology patents). To fix it, we can make the

support for this optional, so people in countries who honour US patents can

disable the support.




From: ros-dev-bounces at reactos.org [mailto:ros-dev-bounces at reactos.org] On
Behalf Of Murphy, Ged (Bolton)
Sent: 11. januar 2006 12:19
To: 'ros-dev at reactos.org'
Subject: [ros-dev] Patent on FAT


I'm reading reports of a US patent on FAT. 
What's going on and how will this effect us? 

The US patent rules are seriously out of control :( 



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