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Subject: Re: will Archos pay?
From: David McIntyre (plugh_at_mudbarn.com)
Date: 2003-12-05


I think it applies to the devices listed, and that any other use of FAT should
be licensed on a case by case basis with Microsoft. At least that's what the
site reads. Portable music players are specifically listed.

On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 02:29:31PM -0800, Michael O'Quinn wrote:
> When I read that, it looks to me like it's referring to Solid State Media,
> NOT Hard Disk media.
>
> I don't think this applies to any Archos products Rockbox works on,
> although it might apply to Archos' Flash Memory based devices.
>
> Michael
>
>
> On Thu, 4 Dec 2003, David McIntyre wrote:
>
> > MINIX isn't a filesystem. There are a number of filesystems, but not many that
> > can be read on a Windows machine. Using a non-FAT based filesystem in Rockbox
> > would probably be fairly easy, but not very wise.
> > Archos is the entity who has something to lose here. Not Rockbox. We don't
> > distribute units that are pre-formatted with the FAT filesystem (FAT-32 being a
> > derivative work).
> >
> > On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 09:24:07PM +0100, Johan Vromans wrote:
> > > Matias Orchard <matias_orchard_at_yahoo.com> writes:
> > >
> > > > http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/ip/tech/fat.asp ?
> > >
> > > Hmm. As far as i can see, there's no reason for Rockbox to stick to
> > > FAT. It could become a totally MS-free piece of equipment. MINIX,
> > > maybe?
> > >
> > > -- Johan
> >
> >
>

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