Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2012 22:17 UTC
Legal I stopped following all the patent trolling in the mobile industry months ago because, you know, I have a life, but apparently some big ruling just got handed down in the United States: using three software patents, a patent troll from Cupertino has been given an injunction on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, imposing a ban on the device. This patent trolling has to stop, blah, blah, we've all been here before. If you need me, I'll be over there on the sofa remembering the good old days when Cupertino was famous for great products, instead of infamous for its patent troll.
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If google doesn't ask money for their software it is gratis software. Google wrote that software and did not copy it from anybody else. Now the ideas in the software are of course from thousands of people that have shaped how computers work for over 70+ years.

You pay the programmers to get code. Then you can decide if you want money for that code or if you want to give it away for free.

That is just mincing words, no one is stupid. Google makes billions off that software through the services built into it and the license fees for those services. No different then when MS tied IE to windows.

So its not actually free. And because of this they need to stop pretending like it is. Everyone else pays licensing fees to other companies. Its time for Google to pay up!

Also hello we know that Google copied Java, even the courts have said that. Because they didn't get punished for it does not make it right.

Everyone from Apple down (Microsoft punished for IE even) has been punished at some point for the same thing. Its Googles turn. Pay up!

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