[ros-dev] Patent on FAT

Oliver Schneider Borbarad at gmxpro.net
Wed Jan 11 14:03:43 CET 2006

> No. Long files names were incorporated into unix systems long before the
> days FAT, or even DOS.
But not long AND short file names on one volume - i.e. DOS-compatible ones
AND Windows/ROS/whatever-compatible ones.

> If is true, it would effect many things, but I can't see Microsoft
> enforcing it, it would alienate themselves.
I think they are - especially when it comes to vendors formatting their
flash cards, smart cards, digital cameras with FAT!

Just my 2 cents ;)


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