Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jul 2011 17:09 UTC
Google For the first time, Google has opened its mouth against the patent trolling by Apple (and by proxy, Microsoft) against Android manufacturers. By way of Eric Schmidt, Google's chairman, the company took stand against the legal actions, and stated they aren't too worried. If need be, Google will ensure HTC doesn't lose the patent case against Apple.
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RE[8]: How can this be fixed?
by cranfordio on Wed 20th Jul 2011 11:44 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: How can this be fixed?"
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I do realize that saying the answer was lazy came across wrong. It isn't that I feel abolishing software patents is not the correct solution, I was just trying to get more reasons why it is the correct solution. I was more thinking that if your only response is "No more software patents" without giving reasons is lazy.

Not in direct response to molnarcs, just some more thoughts

I think it is worth while for software developers to educate, not mock or insult, those that really want to know the problem. If the problem with the patent system is ever going to be changed (of course whether anything gets changed by our government is an entirely different topic) it will have to be done by lawyers, politicians, and the voters, of which I think it is safe to say a majority are not software engineers or patent attorneys. So I think if anyone that is not a software developer tries to learn more of the problem that developers are facing, and in the process show their ignorance, it would be best to try and help them understand. Insults and mocking just make someone not care.

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