Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Apr 2013 10:34 UTC
Legal After Microsoft's extortion racket has failed to stop Android, and after Oracle's crazy baseless lawsuit failed to stop Android, and after Nokia adopting Windows Phone failed to stop Android, Microsoft, Nokia, and Oracle are now grasping the next straw in their fruitless efforts to stop Android: they've filed an antitrust complaint with the EU, claiming Google unfairly bundles applications with Android.
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Why do you always take a black and white viewpoint to proprietary vs open source software?

If you want to understand my motivation it is very simple. I simply ask, in any given scenario, what is best for the greater number of people? In this case it is abundantly clear, the OS which is open, which does not include anti-features, which is far less costly, which is supplied and supported by 84 companies not just one, and for which the wider ecosystem is not a walled garden is clearly better in every way for the vast majority of consumers. Hell, since we are talking an alliance of 84 companies, plus a number of other suppliers who use the codebase without being part of the alliance, versus a single supplier, then that same option is even better for more companies.

It is a no-brainer, really. How could anyone objectively decide otherwise is the mystery to me.

Edited 2013-04-12 01:23 UTC

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