Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Mar 2010 15:12 UTC
Legal It's no secret to anyone that while Apple sued HTC, the lawsuit is more about Google than HTC itself. Since Android is open source, and owned by no one, it's kind of hard to go after Google itself, and as such, HTC was the prime target, since it is the number one Android smartphone maker. The New York Times has an in-depth article up about the subject, with a whole boatload of quotes from people within the two companies, and it paints a picture of all this being a highly emotional and personal vendetta - especially from Apple's side.
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RE: The App-Starter...
by vivainio on Sun 14th Mar 2010 20:12 UTC in reply to "The App-Starter..."
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So after seeing Apple's dictatorship, I turned from Apple-promoter to Apple hater during the last year...

Apple made a 180 with these patents.

Even the app store lockdown is ethically ok - it's their phone and app store, they can do whatever they want with it. If developers want to develop for iPhone regardless, and users buy them, it's their problem (they essentially give up the right to whine by signing up). It's the same thing as the "microsoft tax".

Now, OTOH, Apple is actively trying to bring others down through exploiting mistakes made earlier by patent officials. This is something Microsoft is not able to do because they are being observed by various legal entities.

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