Power of shame?
Posted Nov 22, 2006 23:29 UTC (Wed) by man_ls
In reply to: Power of shame?
Parent article: Novell, buyer's remorse, and the patent threat
I'm not so sure, they tried to license the FAT long names trick, and failed.
Microsoft introduced FAT in version 2.0 of MS-DOS in 1982, but was not granted patent '517 until 1996. Last year Redmond used it as the basis of its first ever licensing program, offering manufacturers the right to use the ubiquitous file system in return for a low royalty rate. At the time, Microsoft described this as "liberalization".
They are trying.
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