Which means a couple of things. Two big things that would happen is that one, it would be a problem to the health of Linux as “Microsoft could, at least in theory, seek royalties for Linux”. Second if Microsoft is “successful in licensing the patents, it could add ‘millions of dollars annually to consumers’ expenses for digital photo storage, and (raise) the cost of digital cameras throughout the world.” So now this decision “gives Microsoft the strategic option” or another thing in which it can place its ‘blood-stained’ fingers in and control and mess up or fix–which ever one floats your boat. This rises a solution–or a problem, depends on how you look at it. But only Mircosoft, and what actions it takes will tell how bad or how good this can be. Right now or in the future.
Windows File-Storage System Patents Valid