Microsoft suit over FAT patents could open OSS Pandora's Box

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Feb 26, 2009 10:19 PM EDT
ars technica; By Ryan Paul
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Microsoft has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against TomTom alleging that the device maker's products, including some that are Linux-based, infringe on patents related to Microsoft's FAT32 filesystem. This marks the first time that Microsoft has enforced its FAT patents against the Linux platform, a move that some free software advocates have long feared could be disastrous.

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