Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jul 2011 22:12 UTC
Microsoft "One of Microsoft's hottest new profit centers is a smartphone platform you've definitely heard of: Android. Google's Linux-based mobile operating system is a favorite target for Microsoft's patent attorneys, who are suing numerous Android vendors and just today announced that another manufacturer has agreed to write checks to Microsoft every time it ships an Android device. Microsoft's latest target is Wistron Corp., which has signed a patent agreement 'that provides broad coverage under Microsoft's patent portfolio for Wistron's tablets, mobile phones, e-readers and other consumer devices running the Android or Chrome platform', Microsoft announced." That's the reality we live in, folks. This is at least as criminal - if not more so - than Microsoft's monopoly abuse late last century. After the Nortel crap, it's completely left the black helicopter camp for me: Microsoft, Apple, and several others are working together to fight Android the only way they know how: with underhand mafia tactics. Absolutely sickening. Hey Anonymous, are you listening? YES I WENT THERE.
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RE[10]: Patents are patents
by pantheraleo on Wed 6th Jul 2011 14:29 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Patents are patents"
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Your retort to Wikipedia's detailed recollection of the history of software patents is to post a summary of that article which basically states the same thing?

Again, the article you cited doesn't even mention the year 1998 except as a publication date for one of the referenced articles. So what part of your ass did you pull the 1998 date out of?

Because it is a strawman. Just because I may or may not have developed software in no way invalidates my arguments

Yeah it does. If you have never written software, it's could reason to question whether you really have any idea what you are talking about on this subject, and whether your views are informed with anything that resembles the reality of software development.

arguments, I might add, which are getting far more support in here than yours.

Now that is definitely a logical fallacy. Just because a argument is popular and gets support does not mean it is correct. At one time, the argument that the Earth was the center of the solar system had a lot of support as well.

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