[ros-general] Microsoft wants royalties for use of FAT
steven_ed4153 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 5 17:14:50 CET 2003
Interfaces are not about to be patented as far as I understand. Only
There are some ways around this FAT problem I think but its going to
take more time and discussion.
1. We need to try and support microsofts FAT/NTFS drivers by getting
all of the Capitve patch merged. Anyone that owns a legal copy of
Windows can still use FAT/NTFS on ReactOS/Linux even if its covered via
a valid patent.
2. We need to get the GPL Ext2/3 Drivers working so we have a fall back
3....... I'm working on this ;/
--- Jens Collin <jens.collin at lakhei.com> wrote:
> What if MS descides to patent their drivers-api so that one can't
> anything that can use drivers written for Windows/their api. Then the
> idea about driver compability is down the drain, right?
> Just thought of this as an extension to the FAT patent-problem.
> / Jens
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