Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th May 2013 21:46 UTC
Google "Wired has obtained a copy of a cease and desist letter sent by Google to Microsoft today, demanding Microsoft immediately remove the YouTube app from its Windows Phone Store and disable existing copies on consumers' devices by May 22. The YouTube app for Windows Phone - developed by Microsoft not Google - strips out ads and allows downloading, both violations of YouTube's terms of service." Incredibly petty. Just come up with a solution, you bunch of kids.
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RE[2]: Petty?
by silviucc on Wed 15th May 2013 22:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Petty?"
silviucc
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It's Google's call to stonewall or not. Their site, their content, their rules.

You know what? MS has been stonewalling Linux users and does not bother to release their Office suite for the mentioned OS. They had to be strong-armed to release documents so alternative suites could provide interop with MS Office. The same goes for Samba.

It's fine and dandy that they stonewall. Their software, their rules, however it feels crappy when the page turns, doesn't it? Maybe some day, MS will learn to play nice with the other kids. Until then, they should stop whining.

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