Surrounded writes: It appears TomTom bowed to the pressure and settled with Microsoft over the recent patent infrigement claims from the Redmond software giant. In the agreement, TomTom will pay Microsoft for coverage under the eight car navigation and file management systems patents in the Microsoft case. Also as part of the agreement, Microsoft receives coverage under the four patents included in the TomTom countersuit. TomTom also has to remove functionality related to two file management system patents (the "FAT LFN patents").
"More software projects have gone awry for lack of calendar time than for all
other causes combined."
-- Fred Brooks, Jr., _The Mythical Man Month_