Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Jun 2007 15:01 UTC, submitted by AdministratorX
Microsoft In its second such agreement this week, Microsoft has struck a deal under which it will extend amnesty to a company that's using what the software maker claims is patented Microsoft intellectual property embedded in the open source Linux computer operating system. Under a deal with LG Electronics, disclosed late Wednesday, Microsoft will forgo any Linux-related patent claims against the South Korean electronics manufacturer. In return, Microsoft will gain access to certain intellectual property produced by LG.
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could all this fuss be about
by rkoot on Fri 8th Jun 2007 16:55 UTC
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FAT16/32 ?
that would make sense: MS did come up with the fat rubbish, and while it's outdated, it's still a very popular format!
I can imagine that some embedded devices made by LG actually use a fat implementation (maybe even linux' vfat ) and therefor are in muddy waters.
just a thought.

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