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[2]: Bad guys - Google
by ano69 on Fri 29th Mar 2013 10:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Bad guys - Google"
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The problem is that they are releasing the said product for free, and the development is funded by income made using their other services where they have a market size advantage (which is an abuse). Doesn't seems to me as fair competition.

Like the only shop selling cakes in the town, and starting to give free breads... When bakeries close, there is no choice and no competition, well... and then your bread will become expensive and with bad quality. And nobody will try to open new bakery in that town, because this can happen again.

>>Them to never, ever release new features for their own software just in the hopes of not stepping on someone else's toes?

Just to charge a fair price, or limit the free use at least ;)

Edited 2013-03-29 10:38 UTC

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