Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd May 2011 20:36 UTC
Legal Apple has responded to the recent patent threats again iOS application developers by Lodsys. Bruce Sewell, Apple's senior vice president and general counsel, sent a letter to Lodsys CEO Mark Small detailing why the threats are baseless. Apple claims they have a license to the patents in question, and that the iOS application developers are mere customers - not distributors.
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RE[2]: A rough translation
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 24th May 2011 15:06 UTC in reply to "RE: A rough translation"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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I deeply dislike Apple and their behaviour generally and while I understand that they're doing this only to keep developers using their App Store I still applaud them for doing the right thing, even if not for the correct reasons.


Even corporations can do bad things some of the times and good things other times. Applaud them for the good, and criticize them for the bad. In this case, Apple is doing the right thing for the right reason.

Its absolutely insane to think that an application developer is liable for the functionality provided deeper inside an api. It woudl destroy third party development on any operating system that has licensed ip. Even the MIAA isn't that insane. The concept makes h264 licensing seem reasonable.

Edited 2011-05-24 15:07 UTC

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