Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Mar 2009 08:28 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source The whole FAT licensing saga between Microsoft and TomTom just got a whole lot more complicated. Microsoft sued TomTom because the satnav maker had not licensed FAT from Microsoft, even though several others have. This left TomTom in a difficult position: not license it, and face legal penalties - license it, and violate the GPL. The second part, however, is up for debate now: the terms under which Microsoft licenses FAT may not violate the GPL at all. Near-instant update: On Slashdot, Bruce Perens and Jeremy Allison have explained that the FAT terms are still a GPL violation. Allison accidentally emailed the journalist who wrote this story with the wrong information.
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Why Is This News?
by NathanHill on Fri 13th Mar 2009 17:05 UTC
NathanHill
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2006-10-06

I'm not sure what is at issue here - who cares if licensing FAT violates the GPL?

Could someone point me to a link why this is being discussed on Slashdot and here?

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