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LinuxNews.com: Tux2 Developer Embroiled in Patent Feud

Oct 09, 2000, 22:38 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Head)

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"Daniel Phillips received a big shock recently while reading the wording of three software patents forwarded by a friend on his developer list."

"The cause of his astonishment, according to Phillips, was his recognition of the software described in the patents as his own Tux2 filesystem. Sunnyvale, Calif.,-based Network Appliances filed three patents, one each issued in 1998, 1999, and 2000, that spell out the details of a filesystem Phillips says is based on his earlier work on Tux2."

"Tux2 is my Ext2-based filesystem project, designed to keep your priceless files safer and give you improved robustness and instant-off/instant-on operation," Phillips explains."

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