Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Mar 2011 22:52 UTC, submitted by ephracis
Legal Since competing on merit is looked down upon in the computer and software world, companies in this business usually go for the blindfolded chick with the scale and sword. Up until recently, Microsoft didn't go for the whole patent litigation thing, but now that they've tasted some, they want more. They just sued Barnes & Noble, Foxconn, and Inventec for patent infringement because they use Android.
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RE[3]: Patent Infringement
by JAlexoid on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 11:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Patent Infringement"
JAlexoid
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I'm not equating the issue of patents vs license agreements. I'm saying that using the courts to enforce legal rights is what's at stake here. Ergo, you can't support GPL licensors' ability to sue transgressors without supporting Microsoft's right; unless you're a hypocrite, that is.


Well then, if you ever complain of some dictatorial regime using courts to punish dissidents I'll have a chance of calling you a hypocrite.

You know, they are using the legal system to enforce their regime. That what it boils down to... is it?

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