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Old 01-11-2006, 04:31 AM   #1
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LXer: Microsoft's FAT patent upheld

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update : Two patents covering one of Microsoft's main Windows file-storage systems are valid after all, federal patent examiners have decided. It also voiced concern that Microsoft would try to seek royalties from companies that sell and support Linux for using the technology, potentially posing a threat to the free software community. Under the terms of the Free Software Foundation's General Public License, Linux cannot be distributed if it contains patented technology that requires royalty payments. [Ed: Time to lose FAT! Can we say get "Slimfast" (get slim fast)? Oh, never mind! - dcparris]



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