Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Sep 2011 15:36 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This is the biggest one yet. Microsoft's professional extortion campaign - the third side of the same triangle it shares with Apple and Oracle - has finally hit Samsung. The two companies have signed a patent licensing agreement concerning Samsung's use of Android, in which a rumoured fee of $15 (!) per device will flow from Seoul to Redmond. Not entirely coincidentally, that's about the price of a Windows Phone 7 license.
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RE: you make them sound irrational
by dsmogor on Wed 28th Sep 2011 19:39 UTC in reply to "you make them sound irrational"
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No company that uses, produces or promotes OSS, has OSS assets as the core of the business.
The companies that do, usually go out of business.
That's so repeatable, that's nearly a rule.
RMS can go to great lenghts preaching about selling GPL'd software, but the fact is OSS is like photography; it helps selling other stuff.

Edited 2011-09-28 19:48 UTC

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