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    SubjectRe: patent on O_ATOMICLOOKUP [Re: [PATCH] loopable tmpfs (2.4.17)]
    On Sat, May 25, 2002 at 12:20:22PM -0400, Karim Yaghmour wrote:
    >
    > Larry McVoy wrote:
    > > 4. Contact FSMlabs, ask about licensing costs, compare to #3 and go with
    > > #4 if it makes sense.
    >
    > Many people have said this before and I will say it again: Linux is
    > fine as an open-source/free-software rtos, but as a non-free rtos it
    > has no chance in front of the competition.
    >
    > You can dimiss those who haven't chosen #4 as much as you want and
    > find all the reasons to justify your dismissal. It remains that the
    > embedded/rt market is closed to Linux because of the current situation.

    Hmm, then why did Lineo license the patent? Why is FSMlabs still in
    business?

    I don't buy your assertions for one second without some strong data to
    back them up. Just saying something doesn't make it so, show me the
    data.
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    Larry McVoy lm at bitmover.com http://www.bitmover.com/lm
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