Mounting NTFS file system.
cmadams at hiwaay.net
Mon Feb 16 06:50:15 UTC 2004
Once upon a time, Joshua Levitsky <jlevitsk at joshie.com> said:
> > The Fedora kernel does not support NTFS out of the box for legal
> > reasons. You can find a kernel module at
> > http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net
> For legal reasons?
Yes, as has been repeated here and on other RH lists, for legal reasons.
Parts of NTFS are apparently covered by patents held by Microsoft.
Patent law covers any implementation, so _any_ version written for Linux
that isn't license by Microsoft is probably infringing and won't be
included in Fedora.
For more information, see the list archives.
Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
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