The blog post describing the changes. In summary, Microsoft will release patents related to exFAT to the Open Invention Network (OIN), and eventually add exFAT support to the Linux kernel itself. The latter means that future versions of Linux distros will include exFAT support out-of-the-box, no need to install 3rd-party support.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/window ... cification
The actual specification, now publicly accessible. Note the most recent changes to the it:
Seventh release of the Basic Specification, which includes the following changes:
Updated legal terms pertaining to the specification, including:
Removal of Microsoft Confidential notice
Removal of Microsoft Corporation Technical Documentation License Agreement section
Updated copyright notice to 2019