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  • Samsung Sends In Improvements To The exFAT File-System Driver For Linux 5.8

    Phoronix: Samsung Sends In Improvements To The exFAT File-System Driver For Linux 5.8

    Merged back in Linux 5.7 was the new exFAT file-system driver backed by Samsung and replacing the prior "staging" exFAT driver that had been around for the prior few kernel releases. Samsung has now sent their queued up exFAT improvements for the Linux 5.8 kernel...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ents-Linux-5.8

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    There are so many changes for exFAT recently, that I wonder, how I was able to use this FS until now... Jokes aside, very glad to see so many improvements mainlined!

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      Adding the context to this. Microsoft is a USA commercial company with legal ownership of many patents, business names, etc. Microsoft has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN) along with Samsung and "The Linux Foundation". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Invention_Network
      This allows exFat now to be legally used & modified by members of the OIN, without fear of legal trouble. The very outstanding fact is that Apple is not yet a member of neither "The Linux Foundation", nor OIN.
      Many are suspicious & not trusting Microsoft. However, seeming none know the hostility & distrust Apple has to open source products. Apple must follow the wishes of its shareholders first. They stay free of any kind of open source investigations. Perhaps they have investors to protect as well?

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