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Old 01-12-2006, 09:01 AM   #1
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LXer: Microsoft Patent Victory Could Hit Open Source Community


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Microsoft's announcement Tuesday that a federal ruling has deemed its Windows file-storage systems patents valid, is raising concerns in the open source community. The software giant's victory in the file allocation table (FAT) patents battle could demonstrate that global patents systems can be dangerous to the health of Linux and the open source community at large.

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