Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Aug 2011 21:38 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y The Google-Microsoft patent war of words is continuing. Yesterday, Google (rightfully so, in my book) accused Apple, Microsoft, and Oracle partaking in an organised patent attack against Android, instead of competing on merit, claiming that they bought up Novell's and Nortel's patents solely to attack Android and its device makers. Microsoft struck back, claiming Google was offered to join in on the bids for the Novell patents, but rejected the offer. Google has now responded to this accusation - and to make matters even more confusing, Microsoft responded back. A public shouting match between two powerful parties? Count me in!
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Google is lying...
by tomcat on Thu 4th Aug 2011 23:30 UTC
tomcat
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2006-01-06

... and, as TechCrunch observed, Microsoft just kicked them in the nuts.

http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/03/microsoft-just-kicked-google-in-th...

So, their original assertion about being cut out of licensing patents was a complete fabrication. Bullshit. Nonsense. Tripe. Propaganda. You choose your favorite disparagement.


Software patents aren't going anywhere, people. If you want real change, you're going to need to do more than whine about it as an anonymous prole on OsNews. YOu're going to need to form a political action committee, get the attention of a bunch of congressmen, and get the laws changed.

Short of that, stop your whining. You're growing tiresome.

Edited 2011-08-04 23:33 UTC

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