That would appear to work
Posted Mar 2, 2009 22:37 UTC (Mon) by JoeBuck
In reply to: Workaround - read but not create long file names
Parent article: Third time is the charm?
I checked the two patents, and every single claim appears to require that something be stored; it does not appear that any claim is infringed by just reading, though it would be nice if someone with legal expertise could confirm this.
It also seems that the patent is very broad, covering any possible way of encoding long names while still allowing the filesystem to look like a valid filesystem to older O/Ses that don't understand the long filename encoding (any table you could come up with would be a "second directory entry"). But this might mean it's so broad that someone has done something similar before. Any kind of database where items have both a short and a long name, and the short name has a length restriction, and you can do lookups with either name, might infringe.
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