Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Nov 2011 17:25 UTC
Oracle and SUN Now that Hewlett-Packard appears to be a little tipsy, not really knowing where it is and what it's doing, Reuters is reporting that the company is working on selling its webOS operating system. HP acquired webOS as part of its purchase of Palm, made a big fuss about the whole thing, and then let it fizzle out. The company rumoured buy webOS? Oracle.
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RE[3]: Comment by arpan
by rdean400 on Tue 8th Nov 2011 23:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by arpan"
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Innovation relies on standing on the shoulders of giants. If each of the giants charges a fee, innovation goes nowhere. Imagine what wouldn't have happened if Vint Cerf had been so short-sighted as to patent the WWW.

Google didn't rip off Sun/Oracle. They innovated in the space because it was clear Sun wasn't going to do anything to meet their needs. Android might look something like iOS now, but it's all based on metaphors that started with the earliest PDAs.

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