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New Open Source is not the target at the moment
MS target right now is memory cards. Most flash cards are formated using FAT, just because it is easy and is fairly efficent when space is limited. MS has already said it will go after this market.

I would guess that MS will try to hit memory card makers with a sub-dollar per card fee. Going for the companies using the cards would be more sensible, but going after the card makers lets them blanket the entire market with a miniscule fee and still make a fortune. Trying to go after all the companies that make card readers and writers for different products would be much harder.

Jay
New *chuckle*
It might actually be interesting if they go after Linux!

I'd kinda like to see IBM drop a patent-nuke on Redmond.

Imric's Tips for Living
  • Paranoia Is a Survival Trait
  • Pessimists are never disappointed - but sometimes, if they are very lucky, they can be pleasantly surprised...
  • Even though everyone is out to get you, it doesn't matter unless you let them win.


Nothing is as simple as it seems in the beginning,
As hopeless as it seems in the middle,
Or as finished as it seems in the end.
 
 
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New Condom has a hole?
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Steve
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     All your FAT are belong to us! - (jb4) - (4)
         Open Source is not the target at the moment - (JayMehaffey) - (3)
             *chuckle* - (imric) - (2)
                 Why do you think they're not doing it? -NT - (drewk) - (1)
                     Condom has a hole? -NT - (Steve Lowe)

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