Re: FAT patents. Do we need to revive non-US?
Andrew Sackville-West writes:
> ...my understanding is that M$ intends to enforce this patent.
They intend to enforce it against manufacturers of NVRAM storage devices:
there's money there.
> ...its not clear to me whether the patent applies to drivers or to the
> act of writing a FAT system.
It's on the long-filename gimmick. I should think that there would be
workarounds, but I haven't read the patent.
> I'm sure the anit-monopoly guys will have something to say about this.
A patent is a legal monopoly enforced by the courts.