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GPL compliance and the TomTom kernel ..

From: Doug Mentohl
Subject: GPL compliance and the TomTom kernel ..
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 20:28:36 +0000
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Harald Welte who has reviewed the TomTom kernel sources a number of times during the last couple of years as part of his GPL-compliance reviews had this to say about Microsoft’s claim: “I can tell you, there is nothing ‘TomTom specific’ in their FAT FS code. It is the plain fat/msdos/vfat file system like in every kernel.”

“the VFAT patent in question has been invalidated in some jurisdictions, since it has clear prior art: the ISO9660 Rock Ridge Extensions in 1994″.

German court invalidate VFAT patent ..

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