[ros-dev] Patent on FAT

TwoTailedFox twotailedfox at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 13:49:43 CET 2006

Memory cards could always be sold unformatted.

On 1/11/06, nitro2k01 <nitro2k01 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > No. Long files names were incorporated into unix systems long before the
> > days FAT, or even DOS.
> > This patent (if correct) is linked to FAT only.
> Yes of course, but isn't FAT pretty much the only file system
> combining a long ("Test file.txt") and short ("TESTFI~1.TXT") file
> name for each file?
> Does the patent cover only the concept of such a file system, or the
> implementation as well?
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