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]: Comment by ilovebeer
by Neolander on Wed 19th Sep 2012 14:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

FAT at least up to FAT32 is patentfree
long filenames are patented, but you don't need to support them
in fact i haven't seen a single camera that uses something different than 8.3 naming

IIRC, it's not even long filename support that is patented, but simultaneous support of long and short filenames.

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