M$ to license FAT

John Myshrall jmyshrall-6duGhz7i8susTnJN9+BGXg at public.gmane.org
Tue Dec 9 15:32:53 UTC 2003

On Tue, 9 Dec 2003 09:50:47 -0500
Taavi Burns <taavi-LbuTpDkqzNzXI80/IeQp7B2eb7JE58TQ at public.gmane.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 08, 2003 at 10:42:21PM -0500, cbbrowne-HInyCGIudOg at public.gmane.org wrote:
> > What is VERY interesting is that none of the patents in question
> > have to do with the filesystem.  They ALL have to do with the way
> > DOS 6 started
> DOS provided long filename support?  Not that I remember.
> It all started with Windows 95.

I thought Win95 was Dos 7 with the GUI tied into it. SCO then Caldera
proved the M$ mucked with the GUI so that DRDOS wouldn't work. 

Caldera made an out of court settlement and then announced an IPO shortly
afterwards. They chose guaranteed money over providing a possible stake
to the heart for M$. I think this was the beginning of the present day SCO and
M$ relationship. 


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