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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Some big companies get it
by lemur2 on Wed 6th Jul 2011 02:08 UTC
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

There are some very large corporations, whose main business is NOT producing software, who apparently get the point that more money can be made by reducing software costs:

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/toyota-joins-linux-foundati...

"Toyota Joins Linux Foundation

Toyota Looks Towards Open Innovation and Collaboration to Help Transform Auto Industry"

See also:
http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/news/7266/1/

"Linux Foundation Brings New Vendors into Linux Fold"

Edited 2011-07-06 02:14 UTC

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