Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Sep 2012 21:45 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft and RIM have announced that RIM has licensed Redmond's exFAT patents. The press release contains a ridiculous amount of hyperbole nonsense, and if you translate it into regular people speak, it basically comes down to RIM paying Microsoft protection money for stupid nonsensical software patents. Ridiculous articles like like this make it seem as if we're talking about patents on major technological breakthroughs, but don't be fooled: this is because for some inexplicable reason, we're using crappy FAT for SD cards.
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RE[4]: Metadata
by dsmogor on Wed 19th Sep 2012 12:49 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Metadata"
dsmogor
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2005-09-01

Hey, if that's part of a standard shouldn't patents in question be licensed on RAND terms?

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RE[5]: Metadata
by kurkosdr on Thu 20th Sep 2012 11:21 in reply to "RE[4]: Metadata"
kurkosdr Member since:
2011-04-11

"Hey, if that's part of a standard shouldn't patents in question be licensed on RAND terms?"

They are. Much like the H.264 patents are.

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