Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jul 2011 22:12 UTC
Microsoft "One of Microsoft's hottest new profit centers is a smartphone platform you've definitely heard of: Android. Google's Linux-based mobile operating system is a favorite target for Microsoft's patent attorneys, who are suing numerous Android vendors and just today announced that another manufacturer has agreed to write checks to Microsoft every time it ships an Android device. Microsoft's latest target is Wistron Corp., which has signed a patent agreement 'that provides broad coverage under Microsoft's patent portfolio for Wistron's tablets, mobile phones, e-readers and other consumer devices running the Android or Chrome platform', Microsoft announced." That's the reality we live in, folks. This is at least as criminal - if not more so - than Microsoft's monopoly abuse late last century. After the Nortel crap, it's completely left the black helicopter camp for me: Microsoft, Apple, and several others are working together to fight Android the only way they know how: with underhand mafia tactics. Absolutely sickening. Hey Anonymous, are you listening? YES I WENT THERE.
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RE[5]: Patents are patents
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 5th Jul 2011 23:17 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Patents are patents"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

You do realise that was tongue-in-cheek right? I thought the 'I went there' made that oretty clear.

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RE[6]: Patents are patents
by lucas_maximus on Tue 5th Jul 2011 23:24 in reply to "RE[5]: Patents are patents"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

The the problem with the internet Thom, easy to misinterpret, there is no body language.

... "Yes I went there" ... suggests to me ... that you are actually pretty serious ... as in you are preparing to "go to the extreme" ...

Edited 2011-07-05 23:25 UTC

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Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

"I went there" means your serious. "I went there" mean you pointed out the elephant in the room that everyone has been avoiding talking about.

An I went there moment would be pointing out MS is working within the legal system, and they are doing what they can to maximize profits for their shareholders, which is the correct thing for them to do.

The joke also failed because some organization like Anonymous maybe the only way to get action on the issue of patent reform. No one is going to do us this favour, so we should probably get out there and do something.

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RE[7]: Patents are patents
by senshikaze on Wed 6th Jul 2011 01:30 in reply to "RE[6]: Patents are patents"
senshikaze Member since:
2011-03-08


An I went there moment would be pointing out MS is working within the legal system, and they are doing what they can to maximize profits for their shareholders, which is the correct thing for them to do.

profit at the expense of the mobile ecosystem and at the expense of smaller companies that have done nothing illegal is not correct in any sense. If this was a school, it would be called bullying and would be stopped. The same things we tell children to not do we reward in business.
God save America.

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RE[7]: Patents are patents
by orestes on Wed 6th Jul 2011 14:02 in reply to "RE[6]: Patents are patents"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

An "organization" like Anonymous will get action going alright, into more pervasive IP laws to protect corporate interests. I'm very much afraid the only way to "fix" it is to let it deteriorate to the point the suits themselves start begging for reform. That or somehow convince people en masse to stop consuming the crap shoveled at us.

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RE[6]: Patents are patents
by flanque on Wed 6th Jul 2011 07:42 in reply to "RE[5]: Patents are patents"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

That was your tongue?

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RE[6]: Patents are patents
by BluenoseJake on Wed 6th Jul 2011 09:11 in reply to "RE[5]: Patents are patents"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

It doesn't read "tongue-in-cheek" at all, it reads pissed off.

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