[linux-elitists] FAT is the new GIF?
Thu Feb 26 17:06:24 PST 2009
On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 12:56:02AM +0000, Dave Crossland wrote:
> 2009/2/27 Jason Spence <email@example.com>:
> > the only motivation I can think of would
> > be Microsoft demanding higher license fees for FAT implementations.
> Maybe I've misunderstood the lawsuit, but er, isn't that what just started?
That's an infringement claim. It's probably a tactic designed to get
a license fee via a settlement. The PR blurb hints that Microsoft may
have tried to get a license fee to start with, and the litigation is a
result of TomTom turning Microsoft down.
I don't know how much it costs, since the Microsoft site  seems to
keep the prices under NDA, but a few other places mention around $0.25
per device, capped to $250,000 per manufacturer. For a high volume
manufacturer, that's probably a small price to pay in exchange for
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