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    SubjectRe: new special filesystem for consideration in 2.6/2.7
    Steve Longerbeam wrote:
    > Dave Jones wrote:
    >> On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 10:09:09AM -0800, Steve Longerbeam wrote:
    >> > >An intro to PRAMFS along with a technical specification
    >> > >is at the SourceForge project web page at
    >> > > A patch for 2.6.3 has
    >> > >been released at the SF project site. > > > A new patch for 2.6.4
    >> is available, but it and the 2.6.3 patch
    >> > are each ~2900 lines, so I won't post here. But here's the intro:
    >> Without commenting on the code, the biggest thing holding back
    >> inclusion of this is likely the comment about there likely being
    >> patents held on parts of that code.
    >> Dave
    > Dave, true MV has a patent pending, but it would only affect any future use
    > of the technology in a _non GPL_ operating system. Used in Linux or any
    > future GPL software, no patent licenses or royalties are involved at all.

    A statement in legal terms should be in the patch.
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