Disk-On-Chip progress.

David Hinds dhinds at zen.stanford.edu
Thu Jul 8 12:27:58 EDT 1999

On Thu, Jul 08, 1999 at 04:06:45PM +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
> There's already a GPL'd implementation of FTL, their original flash
> filesystem.  They hold patents on it, and it's restricted for use
> only with PCMCIA devices.

Sure, but as you well know, the Linux FTL implementation is being
used on non-PCMCIA devices, in violation of their license... perhaps
not in commercial products, but I don't really know.

they could argue that keeping NFTL proprietary saves them from having
to police and enforce their IP rights by litigation.  I'm not saying I
think this is a great position for them to take, just that it isn't
completely irrational.

-- Dave

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