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Microsoft sues TomTom over FAT patents (make Linux too expensive)

Mar 02, 2009, 04:01 (8 Talkback[s])
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"They claim that this lawsuit has no relation whatsoever to Linux, and they're only targeting TomTom's specific implementation of Linux. I have actually reviewed the TomTom kernel sources a number of times during the last couple of years as part of gpl-compliance reviews. I can tell you, there is nothing "TomTom specific" in their FAT FS code. It is the plain fat/msdos/vfat file system like in every kernel."

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