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by marsilies
Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: MS patent on FAT a problem for ros?
Replies: 91
Views: 46538

This is becoming more and more of a non-issue with every passing day. None of the developers are concerned about the patents, and most Linux distros, both community centric and corporate backed, don't seem terribly bothered about it either. What does that suggest for the patent? As far as Linux is ...
by marsilies
Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: MS patent on FAT a problem for ros?
Replies: 91
Views: 46538

Please look at the money changing hands around that deal. The deal involves upfront payment of $348 million from Microsoft to Novell for patent cooperation and SLES subscription. Novell will pay around $40 million to Microsoft over 5 years. In that deal, only $108 million is for Novell's patents. A...
by marsilies
Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: MS patent on FAT a problem for ros?
Replies: 91
Views: 46538

Sorry they cannot prevent people making a enhanced version of FAT. Novell has the prior art for exFAT. So only one that could have patents over exFAT is Novell not Microsoft. Kinda explains why Microsoft is paying Novell for patent usage. Microsoft doesn't pay Novell for their patents. The two comp...