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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Added CONFIG_VFAT_FS_DUALNAMES option
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    On Wed, 1 Jul 2009 08:55:58 pm Alan Cox wrote:
    > > I'd actually prefer to see the code ripped out and no config option
    > > available; it would the clearest avoidance case possible.
    >
    > What about the free world - why should we suffer because Americans have
    > a broken patent system ? That just leads to a Farenheit 451 model where
    > the kernel sources end up containing no code, text or image that can
    > offend, harm or be found wanting in any possible legal jurisdiction.

    We put in workarounds for broken hardware, even though we rightfully dislike
    it. Similarly, in this case a minor change prevents a real problem
    experienced by our users (yes, I know we only have one public bug report).

    It's bad. Yes, let's bitch about it. And workaround it anyway.
    Rusty.


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