[ros-dev] Patent on FAT

Rick Langschultz rlangschultz at cox.net
Wed Jan 11 13:43:47 CET 2006

If M$ is demanding royalties for FAT I think dropping FAT support  
would be a great thing. have you ever tried to cd to a directory in  
dos or linux with filenames TESTFI~1.TXT through TESTFI~9.TXT. That  
can get quite annoying...

DROP FAT as the standard and adopt another FS before M$ decides to  
get ugly...
On Jan 11, 2006, at 6:36 AM, nitro2k01 wrote:

>> 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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