[ros-dev] Patent on FAT

Casper Hornstrup ch at eudicon.com
Wed Jan 11 13:35:13 CET 2006

Devices such as digital cameras and modern mobile phones need a (simple)
file system. Microsoft has FAT and Microsoft demands royalties. It's good
business practice. You get revenue without really doing much work ;-)


-----Original Message-----
From: ros-dev-bounces at reactos.org [mailto:ros-dev-bounces at reactos.org] On
Behalf Of TwoTailedFox
Sent: 11. januar 2006 13:06
To: ReactOS Development List
Subject: Re: [ros-dev] Patent on FAT

This stinks of Market Saturation.

Microsoft floods the market with a free File System, used in
practically everything, fro Camera's, Memory Sticks, and of course,
Operating Systems such as Linux and ReactOS.

Trying to enforce a patent 20 years after the software was developed
should not be allowed. Then again, this is a US Patent, so no other
countries are affected by this.

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