The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit vendor-neutral organization that coordinates development of the Linux kernel, has responded to the recent news that Microsoft and TomTom have settled their patent dispute. Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin wrote a blog entry on Tuesday commenting on the outcome of the conflict.
He contends that Microsoft, which has recently been expressing an affinity for openness and encouraging critics to give it the benefit of the doubt, has demonstrated that it can't be trusted and is not willing to support truly open technologies. He also suggests that product makers should consider the possibility of rejecting Microsoft's legacy FAT filesystem and should instead adopt an unencumbered open source alternative.
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Source: Ars Technica