On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 1:16 AM, Ralf Quint <freedos...@gmail.com> wrote:

> And as exFAT is a encumbered with software patents by Micro$oft, there
> won't be any support in FreeDOS (or any other Open Source OS) in the
> foreseeable future...

So is FAT16/FAT32, but those are supported pretty much everywhere.

MS will jump on you if you try to use MS code.  If you reverse engineer and
roll your own access programs, MS won't go after you.  It's in their
interest to have the format readable on everything.  As noted, support
on Linux exists.

The issue for FreeDOS is less patent protection, and more "Who will
write the needed code?"

But "Who will write the needed code?" is an issue for FreeDOS in general.

> Ralf

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