Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Mar 2013 23:16 UTC
Google This. This is what we need. These are the kind of steps from which we all benefit. Google has just announced the Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge: the company promises not to sue any users, distributors, or developers of open source products based on the patents it owns (unless first attacked).
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RE: Bad guys - Google
by novad on Fri 29th Mar 2013 10:26 UTC in reply to "Bad guys - Google"
novad
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2010-06-10

I'm sorry for your business (Really) and hope you'll soon find a way out of this problem.

I also understand that you're pissed off but I fail to see where Google behaved badly there.

They continuously enhance their platform. Enhancing the platform doesn’t only mean correcting bugs but also adding functionalities. This is why people chose to buy an Android phone/tablet/coffee machine and in the end give, you and your company customers.

If they had to compare each new functionality they implement with the ~800’000 apps that exist now to avoid any similarity in function, they could as well throw their platform to trash… It wouldn’t evolve anymore.

They didn’t sue you, block your app or whatever of this kind. You’re free to make it better and include additional functionalities that will make it a best seller (I hope you’ll achieve this)

Edited 2013-03-29 10:33 UTC

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