September 28, 2000
Gates may sue Noorda over NTFS support in Linux
Author: JT Smith
From a ZDNet story: "According to Timpanogas' CEO Jeff Merkey, Microsoft has threatened Timpanogas with litigation over what Microsoft claims are violations of its intellectual property rights involving the NT file system (NTFS). Merkey's claims were initially made in postings to a Linux kernel mailing list, summarized in a weekly Linux kernel newsletter called Kernel Traffic. Timpanogas is a company formed by three former Novell employees. Its original mission was to develop clustering and high-availability software for NetWare."