[linux-elitists] Microsoft licensing FAT?
Thu Dec 4 05:48:37 PST 2003
On Thu, 2003-12-04 at 08:47, Seth David Schoen wrote:
> Two technologies in particular were highlighted for licensing
> yesterday: the File Allocation Table (FAT) file system and the
> ClearType readability software.
They're selling "Patent and Technology" licenses and claim they have
patents covering both of these. There's more info at /mscorp/ip/tech/ on
the Microsoft website.
The FAT patents referred to on the Microsoft site all deal with
file-name mangling, rather than the FAT itself.
Steve Gibson, who TALKS LIKE THIS, has debunked the ClearType claims
previously on his website, http://www.grc.com/cleartype.htm.
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