Microsoft wants its exFAT file system in the Linux kernel

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by mood, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Microsoft wants its exFAT file system in the Linux kernel
    August 28, 2019
    https://venturebeat.com/2019/08/28/microsoft-wants-its-exfat-file-system-in-the-linux-kernel/
     
  2. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

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    How do they really expect this to go "mainstream" without open sourcing the exFAT code?
     
  3. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    The specification allows anyone to implement exFAT (patent issue to be put aside by MS).
    The wording by venturebeat is inaccurate. Only Microsofts implementation is proprietary. There is already opensource exFAT code from Samsung.
     
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