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26 February 2009

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Diazamet

I just read through some of these patents and they are a perfect example of why the patents in the IT industry are f**ked up!
For example "6,175,789 (16 January, 2001) Vehicle computer system with open platform architecture" - where the hell is the invention here?

Just makes me so angry!

David Mohring (NZheretic)

# 5,579,517 (26 November, 1996) Common name space for long and short filenames
# 5,758,352 (26 May, 1998) Common name space for long and short filenames

Are both patent implemented within the Linux Kernel under the VFAT filesystem
http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20040415155729460

No matter that the methords in question was first implemented by IBM in OS/2 way before 1991.


http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20090226070041454

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