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    SubjectRe: Large-FAT32-Filesystem Bug
    Tomasz Torcz wrote:
    > On Sun, Dec 07, 2003 at 01:26:50PM +0100, Helge Hafting wrote:
    >>On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 05:17:00AM -0800, jdow wrote:
    >>>From: "Torsten Scheck" <>
    >>>>Dear friends:
    >>>>I already sent a message to the VFAT maintainer, but I decided
    >>>>to additionally bother this list with a warning. This way some
    >>>>readers might avoid data loss.
    >>>This all may be moot. Microsoft is about to charge a royalty for
    >>>use of the FAT file system.
    >>The claim some patents, but aren't FAT so old that they have
    > Patents for storing long names of files (which Microsoft is charging for)
    > are from 1995 or something.
    No problem then - long filenames on fat is something I only see a need for
    when sharing a partition with windows - you then have a licence to use
    fat through the windows licence.

    Digital cameras and such simply don't need long names.

    Helge Hafting

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