2010-07-02 02:32:18 FAT/VFAT & NTFS royalties
Sada M (INDIA)
We want to use FAT/VFAT & NTFS available in Linux ( uClinux disctribution for Blackfin ) in one of the customer product which is under developement now.
- Do we need to pay any royalties by using the above to Microsoft ?
- Does the FAT/VFAT in linux creates long & short file names while creation ?
With some study below is our understnading :
The Linux developers have devised a way to bypass the Microsoft patent. By storing only the short-form, or only the long-form (but not both) on the FAT file system, the patent is bypassed. In this way, they are able to provide full native mainline Linux kernel support to all users for their FAT disks, and without having to pay royalties to Microsoft.
2010-07-02 11:11:17 Re: FAT/VFAT & NTFS royalties
Mike Frysinger (UNITED STATES)
ask a lawyer
2010-07-02 12:58:24 Re: FAT/VFAT & NTFS royalties
Robin Getz (UNITED STATES)
Please refer to: