2010-07-02 02:32:18     FAT/VFAT & NTFS royalties

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2010-07-02 02:32:18     FAT/VFAT & NTFS royalties

Sada M (INDIA)

Message: 90815   

 

Hi,

 

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 ?

 

 

 

PS :

 

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.

 

 

  www.geek.com/articles/chips/clever-linux-folk-find-way-around-microsoft-fat-file-system-patent-2009073/

 

Regards,

 

Sada.

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2010-07-02 11:11:17     Re: FAT/VFAT & NTFS royalties

Mike Frysinger (UNITED STATES)

Message: 90835   

 

ask a lawyer

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2010-07-02 12:58:24     Re: FAT/VFAT & NTFS royalties

Robin Getz (UNITED STATES)

Message: 90841   

 

Sada:

 

Please refer to:

 

https://docs.blackfin.uclinux.org/doku.php?id=copyright_information#software_license

 

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