Lmaugustin: Linux, Microsoft and Patents: It's Time to Get the FAT Out
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 27 Feb 2009 13:01
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
I can't help but feel a similar reaction to some of the response to Microsoft's recent lawsuit against TomTom. I've previously taken Microsoft to task for spreading FUD and failing to disclose what patents, if any, they claim Linux infringes. Set aside for the moment the real and serious questions of software patents and the extent to which our existing patent system is broken. Those questions are orthogonal to the point I'd like to make today: the computer industry as a whole has to accept some responsibility for the situation we are in today with respect to usage of Microsoft's's FAT filesystem. We have to accept some responsibility, stop whining, and do something about it. It's time that we "Get the FAT Out."
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