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[5]: Patents are patents
by Silent_Seer on Thu 7th Jul 2011 12:07 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Patents are patents"
Silent_Seer
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Just why are patents on math bad? (notice, I said math, not just software) Math can be implemented both in hardware or software. Here's why (I am referring you to an earlier comment I made):

http://www.osnews.com/permalink?413284

Advances will still happen without patents on math just like they happened before. Only difference is that you won't be making them, universities and research institutions, supported by gov funds, will.

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