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From: KY Srinivasan <kys@microsoft.com>
To: "Valdis Klētnieks" <valdis.kletnieks@vt.edu>
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>,
	Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>,
	Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	"linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"devel@driverdev.osuosl.org" <devel@driverdev.osuosl.org>,
	Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org>
Subject: RE: exfat filesystem
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2019 17:13:02 +0000
Message-ID: <SN6PR2101MB10721504993B62F1D6EBD693A0F10@SN6PR2101MB1072.namprd21.prod.outlook.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <24605.1562691043@turing-police>



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Valdis Kletnieks <valdis@vt.edu> On Behalf Of Valdis Kletnieks
> Sent: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:51 AM
> To: KY Srinivasan <kys@microsoft.com>
> Cc: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>; Theodore Ts'o
> <tytso@mit.edu>; Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>; Greg Kroah-
> Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>; linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org;
> linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; devel@driverdev.osuosl.org; Sasha Levin
> <sashal@kernel.org>
> Subject: Re: exfat filesystem
> 
> On Tue, 09 Jul 2019 16:39:31 -0000, KY Srinivasan said:
> 
> > Let me dig up the details here.
> 
> In case this helps clarify the chain of events, the code in question is the
> Samsung code mentioned here, updated to 5.2 kernel....
> 
> "We know that Microsoft has done patent troll shakedowns in the past on
> Linux products related to the exfat filesystem. While we at Conservancy
> were successful in getting the code that implements exfat for Linux released
> under GPL (by Samsung), that code has not been upstreamed into Linux. So,
> Microsoft has not included any patents they might hold on exfat into the
> patent non-aggression pact."
> 
> https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2018/oct/10/microsoft-oin-exfat/
> 
> (Link in that para points here):
> https://sfconservancy.org/news/2013/aug/16/exfat-samsung/
> 
Thanks Valdis. I have started an internal thread on this; will get back ASAP.

K. Y

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Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-07-09  0:37 Procedure questions - new filesystem driver Valdis Klētnieks
2019-07-09  0:52 ` Al Viro
2019-07-09  0:58   ` Valdis Klētnieks
2019-07-09  4:50 ` Theodore Ts'o
2019-07-09 11:21   ` Matthew Wilcox
2019-07-09 15:30     ` Theodore Ts'o
2019-07-09 15:48       ` exfat filesystem Matthew Wilcox
2019-07-09 16:15         ` James Bottomley
2019-07-09 16:21         ` Valdis Klētnieks
2019-07-09 16:37         ` Sasha Levin
2019-07-09 17:03           ` James Bottomley
2019-07-09 16:39         ` KY Srinivasan
2019-07-09 16:50           ` Valdis Klētnieks
2019-07-09 17:13             ` KY Srinivasan [this message]
2019-07-09 16:46         ` Theodore Ts'o

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