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Can FAT patch avoid Microsoft lawsuits?

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Andrew Tridgell has published a patch that could make the Linux implementation of the FAT filesystem impervious to Microsoft patent claims of the kind that forced a settlement from TomTom. The patch alters the VFAT code so that it does not generate both short and long filenames.

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Trimming the FAT: Linux and Patents

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It’s free (libre) software that we all love to use. We love it because it works, because it’s open source and because it encompasses ideologies that many of us support and believe in. But what happens when these ideologies clash with the wider world? Free and open source software has very unique goals.

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Microsoft Interoperability Crushed by the TomTom Case

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Microsoft slammed for using software patents against interoperability, the OIN responds too late

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Open Invention Network seeks prior art to burn FAT patents

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The Open Invention Network has launched a project to find prior art for Microsoft's patents on the FAT filesystem. The OIN believes that the FAT patents will not hold up to scrutiny and the organization hopes that the Linux community will assist in an effort to have it invalidated.

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Linux Foundation: Let's kill Microsoft's FAT

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The Linux Foundation is ready and willing to help companies get Microsoft’s FAT out of their products.

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Linux Foundation says it's time to ditch Microsoft's FAT

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The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit vendor-neutral organization that coordinates development of the Linux kernel, has responded to the recent news that Microsoft and TomTom have settled their patent dispute. Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin wrote a blog entry on Tuesday commenting on the outcome of the conflict.

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TomTom Settlement Aftermath: Get the FAT Out

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The Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin got the same message from the TomTom story that I did: just get rid of Microsoft's FAT filesystem: The technology at the heart of this settlement is the FAT filesystem. As acknowledged by Microsoft in the press release, this file system is easily replaced with multiple technology alternatives.

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TomTom Caves; Will Microsoft Start Charging for Mono Next?

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Wake up call to Mono fans as TomTom pays Microsoft royalties for FAT

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