"Microsoft said it had created a "flexible licensing program"
for its exFAT file system, which is the successor to the firm's
contentious FAT format and supports up to 256TB of data, following
"widespread interest" from consumer flash memory device makers
across the globe.
""exFAT is an ideal file system that delivers fast and reliable
use of audio and video files. It is an important technology in
Windows 7, and now that we are licensing this technology broadly to
the industry, we want to encourage and support partners to build
products that also contain this technology," said Microsoft
intellectual property licensing boss David Kaefer."