Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Sep 2012 21:45 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft and RIM have announced that RIM has licensed Redmond's exFAT patents. The press release contains a ridiculous amount of hyperbole nonsense, and if you translate it into regular people speak, it basically comes down to RIM paying Microsoft protection money for stupid nonsensical software patents. Ridiculous articles like like this make it seem as if we're talking about patents on major technological breakthroughs, but don't be fooled: this is because for some inexplicable reason, we're using crappy FAT for SD cards.
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RE[3]: Protection Money Really?
by moondevil on Thu 20th Sep 2012 18:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Protection Money Really?"
moondevil
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Yeah, when I started working for a big multinational, I finally understood how big companies see open source and licenses of closed source software really work.

In the end it all boils down to available budget, possible license issues, the target demographic of the application and how to get the investment paid back.

In the corporate world there is no place for language or operating system religion, specially in the gaming sector, where the goal is to make games, regardless of what tools are available in the target platform.

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