[ros-dev] Patent on FAT

Ge van Geldorp gvg at reactos.org
Fri Jan 13 11:39:39 CET 2006

> From: Wesley Parish
> And as I said, the idea of long file names - hidden in a 
> separate file - was in use for at least 5 years before 
> Microsoft came out with MS Win95.  So the patent is bogus, 

This is not what the patent protects. The patent protects storing a long and
a short version of the filename in the same directory. That's different from
storing a long filename in a separate hidden file.


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