Nathan Myhrvold and the folks at Intellectual Ventures will be having a really bad day now that #Microsoft has joined #OIN :) https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-open-sources-its-entire-patent-portfolio/
@jwildeboer Y'know, when you look at it that way... :D
Let the war commence.
@jwildeboer they grant it to OIN only, do I get it correctly? So no exfat in vanilla kernel?
@lzap by granting it to OIN it’s granted to all licensees. And everyone can become a licensee.
@jwildeboer exactly. That is the issue here. The code cannot be in Linux kernel because non-OIN orgs and individuals. Still it is big. Google or Red Hat can ship exfat module I guess.
@lzap best solution: one of the 20000 Microsoft devs on github sends a patch to upstream kernel ;)
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