[ros-dev] Patent on FAT

Ge van Geldorp gvg at reactos.org
Wed Jan 11 13:43:32 CET 2006

> From: Murphy, Ged (Bolton)
> nitro2k01 wrote:
> > I haven't seen the patant documents, but doesn't this mean that any 
> > file system which stores both long and short file names on the same 
> > volume would be theoreticlly affected?
> > 
> 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.

AFAIK, it is about storing both a long and a short filename for the same
file in the same directory.


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