FAT patent uphelp, now what?

Paul F. Johnson paul at all-the-johnsons.co.uk
Wed Jan 11 15:13:56 UTC 2006


> If FAT patent is upheld, then I guess FAT support has to be removed.

I have a feeling it will be appealed again. FAT is not a novel or
non-obvious format - file allocation tables have been used since the
inception of SCSI drives and even as far back (home use) as 1984 with
the Sinclair ZX Microdrive and BBC "floopy" drives.


"Logic, my dear Zoe, is merely the ability to be wrong with authority" -
Dr Who

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