Thursday, February 26, 2009

TomTom won't be the last one!

Microsoft has sued TomTom for patent infringement. You should have hear it by now and what's better for M$ to have some extra cash and loyalty payment in the middle of a recession. Business as usual with a difference, that is their probable win or settlement can complicate things for FOSS community.

It's unlikely they sue everyone even if patents are to be upheld in court and applicable to other implementations. Others got patents for defend themselves too but that's still not a desired situation to be in for anyone.

OK. I hope you were not looking for any serious opinion or insight because I don't have any. I never liked FAT and I hope FOSS community take a note and don't assume (though I wished) their patents are all as worthless as the UAC one.

So don't format a FAT on that external hard drive if you don't have to attach to a FAT-only sh*t box.

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