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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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