Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Mar 2010 15:12 UTC
Legal It's no secret to anyone that while Apple sued HTC, the lawsuit is more about Google than HTC itself. Since Android is open source, and owned by no one, it's kind of hard to go after Google itself, and as such, HTC was the prime target, since it is the number one Android smartphone maker. The New York Times has an in-depth article up about the subject, with a whole boatload of quotes from people within the two companies, and it paints a picture of all this being a highly emotional and personal vendetta - especially from Apple's side.
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RE: It's about marketing reach
by lemur2 on Mon 15th Mar 2010 02:54 UTC in reply to "It's about marketing reach"
lemur2
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Anyone who's had an idea stolen only to see someone else make millions from it has a completely different perspective on these things.


No-one can steal mathematics, because it is already public property. The ideas of mathematics have been public property for over a thousand years.

Software is mathematics.

Here is an example of an algorithm within a computing device that is about two thousand years old:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanism

http://amog.com/tech/decoding-ancient-computernew-astonishing-truth...

Edited 2010-03-15 03:04 UTC

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