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Apple Whines about Software Patents Some More
on Mon 11th Jul 2011 21:34 UTC, submitted by
about a bunch of software patents again. Go cry in a corner, Jobs. Either find a strategy that counters the rise of Android, or just suck it up and be a man about it. Oh, HTC is the target this time around. Again. Whatever.
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RE: Find a strategy
on Wed 13th Jul 2011 05:34 UTC in reply to "
RE: Find a strategy
(Apple bad, Android good, patents bad) gets moderated down
There are plenty of criticism of both Android and Apple here. However, you are right about patents - Thom and most of the readership is against software patents.
I agree that for an interesting conversation you need multiple perspectives. However, with software patents, everything that could be said has been said. It has been discussed to the death (and I'm not interested in hearing yet another analogy), way before the raise of Android and high-profile patent litigation.
If you take everything in consideration, software/ideas patents are bad for everyone, except the lawyers of course and entrenched monopolies. I thought this was settled among geeks a long time ago... Well, it was. The question of the validity of software patents surfaced again in board discussions once high-profile companies got involved, companies with rabid followers. Yeah, I do have Apple in mind here, for only in Apple vs Somebody do I see this issue opened again.
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