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Submission + - Open Source exFAT Reaches 1.0 Status (

Titus Andronicus writes: Slashdot editors: I revised my prior submission to more clearly spell out the major use case for exFAT. I also changed one of the URLs to its canonical version.

fuse-exfat, a GPLv3 implementation of the exFAT file system for Linux, FreeBSD, and OS X, has reached 1.0 status, according to an announcement from Andrew Nayenko, the primary developer.

exFAT is a file system designed for sneaker-netting terabyte-scale files and groups of files on flash drives and memory cards between and among Windows, OS X, and consumer electronics devices. It was introduced by Microsoft in late 2006.

Will fuse-exfat cut into MS’s juicy exFAT licensing revenue? Will MS litigate fuse-exfat’s developers and users into patent oblivion? Will there be a DKMS dynamic kernel module version of the software, similar to the ZFS on Linux project?

ReadWrite, The H, and Phoronix cover the story.

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Open Source exFAT Reaches 1.0 Status

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