[ros-dev] Patent on FAT

nitro2k01 nitro2k01 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 13:36:28 CET 2006

> No. Long files names were incorporated into unix systems long before the
> days FAT, or even DOS.
> This patent (if correct) is linked to FAT only.
Yes of course, but isn't FAT pretty much the only file system
combining a long ("Test file.txt") and short ("TESTFI~1.TXT") file
name for each file?
Does the patent cover only the concept of such a file system, or the
implementation as well?


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