Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th Sep 2012 16:53 UTC
Google There's a bit of a story going on between Google, Acer, and Alibaba, a Chinese mobile operating system vendor. Acer wanted to ship a device with Alibaba's operating system, but Google asked them not to, and Acer complied. The reason is that Acer is a member of the Open Handset Alliance, which prohibits the promotion of non-standard Android implementations - exactly what Alibaba is shipping. On top of that, Alibaba's application store hosts pirated Android applications, including ones from Google.
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RE[7]: Comment by clasqm
by galvanash on Tue 18th Sep 2012 09:44 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by clasqm"
galvanash
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2006-01-25

The title of Meuller's article is "If Google can cancel Acer's license, why should Apple have to grant one to Google?"

The only person who is saying that Apple should have to grant a license for anything to Google is Mueller...

Petitioning the senate to reconsider what constitutes a standards essential patent is not the same thing as asking them to force Apple to license something to Google. Hell, I'm not even aware of an Apple patent that Google would want at this point, much less need...

Do you not see the problem there? Its called a false equivalency fallacy - that article is the epitome of one.

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