Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Jun 2011 06:31 UTC
Legal Well, the first of the big patent litigations is over. Since this one involves Apple, the big winner is obviously the highly innovative company from Cupertiono, right? The company from which all others copy, right? Well, no, not exactly. The big winner is Nokia.
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RE: Freaking Hypocrite!
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 14th Jun 2011 13:28 UTC in reply to "Freaking Hypocrite!"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Thom, you are such a freaking hypocrite.


Looking at your nickname, this gun' be good.

So, according to Thom, software patents are bad except when used against Apple.


Nokia filed with HARDWARE patents. Apple filed with SOFTWARE patents. Software patents = bad. Hardware patents (generally) good. Simply, huh?

Look at most of Thom's posts, patents bad, patents bad...


SOFTWARE patents are by definition bad. SOFTWARE patents. SOFTWARE. SOFTWARE. SOFTWARE.

Why innovate when you can litigate.


Nokia had done more innovating in its lifetime than Apple has. Without Nokia (and Motorola) no worldwide mobile phone network. Apple innovates white plastics and pretty buttons. Nokia innovates a technology that has changed the world forever, and has allowed people the world over to share knowledge and to organise themselves, improving their lives.

Call me when Apple comes up with something that will change more lives than the lives of people at Starbucks and Hipster cafes.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Maybe you have different hipsters. Ours are required by law to wear skinny jeans. iPhones wouldn't fit in them. Apple's gear is more for the techno-yuppies.

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RE[3]: Freaking Hypocrite!
by fretinator on Tue 14th Jun 2011 16:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Freaking Hypocrite!"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

Maybe you have different hipsters. Ours are required by law to wear skinny jeans. iPhones wouldn't fit in them. Apple's gear is more for the techno-yuppies.

I think the correct term is "hipster dufus". Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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v RE[2]: Freaking Hypocrite!
by pantheraleo on Tue 14th Jun 2011 15:39 in reply to "RE: Freaking Hypocrite!"
RE[3]: Freaking Hypocrite!
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 14th Jun 2011 15:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Freaking Hypocrite!"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

By definition? Who's definition? Your's Thom?


Yes, by my definition. And, judging by what our readers post, most of OSNews' readership, too.

But you are one of those hipsters Thom.


Really? Considering I'm pretty much a redneck born and raised, that's an interesting observation. I guess making a clearly facetious comment about some of Apple's userbase now means that anyone who buys Apple is automatically a hipster. Interesting.

If they are so bad, and so un-innovative, then why do you buy them?


You might want to read up on my Apple product reviews. They're always positive.

You see, this might be a little hard for you to understand, but other than being the managing editor of OSNews, I'm also a consumer. If you had actually read my Apple product reviews instead of acting like a jerk, you would know that I generally recommend people to buy Apple products because they're generally good value.

Look, contrary to most other bloggers out there, I have always been open and honest about my positions, including those regarding Apple. I dislike companies on principle, and Apple is no exception. That, however, does not preclude me liking their products, and buying them in my role as an ordinary, clueless consumer with limited funds. I have always been open and honest about that - unlike some others.

I'm getting sick and tired of people like you ACTING like I'm sort of scheming dishonest fcukbag, while I'm actually the more honest and open bloggers out there. My positions are clear and free from fanboyistic influences. And yes, as I've said on numerous occasions, I can be a massive hypocrite.

At least I have the intellectual honesty to admit that - unlike some other (truly popular) bloggers out there.

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RE[2]: Freaking Hypocrite!
by kittynipples on Wed 15th Jun 2011 12:29 in reply to "RE: Freaking Hypocrite!"
kittynipples Member since:
2006-08-02

Nokia filed with HARDWARE patents. Apple filed with SOFTWARE patents. Software patents = bad. Hardware patents (generally) good. Simply, huh?


If an inventor comes up with some "new or novel" way of doing something, please explain what is the real difference between it being implemented in software or in hardware as far as patentability is concerned?

Using your kindergarten logic: Inventing a new algorithm to increase video compression by x3 is not patentable, but inventing a new type of drill bit design that can drill through a material x3 more efficiently should be? I guess so, since software patents = bad, hardware patents = good.

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RE[3]: Freaking Hypocrite!
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 15th Jun 2011 12:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Freaking Hypocrite!"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

If an inventor comes up with some "new or novel" way of doing something, please explain what is the real difference between it being implemented in software or in hardware as far as patentability is concerned?


Software is written, and source code is protected by copyright.

Hardware is designed and constructed, and is protected by patents.

Both are artificial, government-granted monopolies. There is ZERO reason why software should be covered by BOTH copyright and patents. You can't patent the contents of a book, now, can you?

This is all pretty basic stuff.

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RE[2]: Freaking Hypocrite!
by brichpmr on Thu 16th Jun 2011 10:08 in reply to "RE: Freaking Hypocrite!"
brichpmr Member since:
2006-04-22

"Thom, you are such a freaking hypocrite.


Looking at your nickname, this gun' be good.

So, according to Thom, software patents are bad except when used against Apple.


Nokia filed with HARDWARE patents. Apple filed with SOFTWARE patents. Software patents = bad. Hardware patents (generally) good. Simply, huh?

Look at most of Thom's posts, patents bad, patents bad...


SOFTWARE patents are by definition bad. SOFTWARE patents. SOFTWARE. SOFTWARE. SOFTWARE.

Why innovate when you can litigate.


Nokia had done more innovating in its lifetime than Apple has. Without Nokia (and Motorola) no worldwide mobile phone network. Apple innovates white plastics and pretty buttons. Nokia innovates a technology that has changed the world forever, and has allowed people the world over to share knowledge and to organise themselves, improving their lives.

Call me when Apple comes up with something that will change more lives than the lives of people at Starbucks and Hipster cafes.
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This exposes you as a marginally knowledgeable blogger with a weak agenda, dude. Several tens of millions of satisfied users at all levels of computer savvy would disagree with you.

Edited 2011-06-16 10:10 UTC

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