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by Paul Baker
Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: NTFS support thread.
Replies: 48
Views: 20477

Re: Sombody did it

Probably not anything you don't all already know about but http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/NtfsDosProfessional.html has a NTFS reader and writer for DOS. they must have suceceded in working out how it works. comercial software, not open source, but perhaps just showing it can be done. "The ad...
by Paul Baker
Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: I have one problem with ReactOS
Replies: 30
Views: 21895

But its perfecly legal to implement functions from a API in a way that it works like the real one.
As long as the API's functions aren't patented. Does anyone know if any features cloned by ROS are patented?
by Paul Baker
Mon Dec 13, 2004 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Question regarding legality
Replies: 32
Views: 19758

ROS does not infringe on any patents, licences, etc. This has been discussed time and time again, it's detailed in the FAQ and if you read the GPL which acompanies the distro (and understand it) you'll see that all is fine. The FAQ says nothing about this issue. The GPL also doesn't (and obviously ...
by Paul Baker
Sat Dec 11, 2004 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Question regarding legality
Replies: 32
Views: 19758

But does ReactOS infringe on any of MS's vast array of patents? And if not, I'm sure there's a clause in the Windows EULA about reverse engineering they will be able to bring against ReactOS, if they feel a threat.