Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Mar 2009 21:19 UTC
Legal Navigation device maker TomTom and Microsoft have resolved their patent dispute by entering into a settlement agreement out-of-court. The outcome of the agreement is that TomTom will license the infringed patents, but that they will remove the encumbered code from their implementation of the Linux kernel within two years.
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I agree entirely with you.

I think that many people will answer that windows users are lazy and/or dumb to only use a device if it is not required to install any drivers to use it.

It is not true. Many devices only work in windows after installing their device drivers suplied by the manufacturer.

Why not use one of the many flash-optimized filesystems avalilable in linux and give to windows users a simple IFS driver to permit windows see the files ?

The manufacturers should develop a single, non-patented, free, documented and common standard for filesystems used in flash memories and send Microsoft to hell.

Edited 2009-03-31 15:55 UTC

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