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On Tue, Jul 09, 2019 at 11:30:39AM -0400, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 09, 2019 at 04:21:36AM -0700, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > How does
> > https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-open-sources-its-entire-patent-portfolio/
> > change your personal opinion?
>
> According to SFC's legal analysis, Microsoft joining the OIN doesn't
> mean that the eXFAT patents are covered, unless *Microsoft*
> contributes the code to the Linux usptream kernel. That's because the
> OIN is governed by the Linux System Definition, and until MS
> contributes code which covered by the exFAT patents, it doesn't count.
>
> For more details:
>
> https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2018/oct/10/microsoft-oin-exfat/
>
> (This is not legal advice, and I am not a lawyer.)

Interesting analysis. It seems to me that the correct forms would be
observed if someone suitably senior at Microsoft accepted the work from
Valdis and submitted it with their sign-off. KY, how about it?

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