Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jul 2011 23:52 UTC
Legal "App developers are withdrawing their products for sale from the US versions of Apple's App Store and Google's Android Market for fear of being sued by companies which own software patents - just as a Mumbai-based company has made a wide-ranging claim against Microsoft, Apple, Google, Yahoo and a number of other companies over Twitter-style feeds, for which it claims it has applied for a patent."
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heres what we need
by TechGeek on Sat 16th Jul 2011 02:05 UTC
TechGeek
Member since:
2006-01-14

We need a foreign company to host a service where by you can publish software under their name and be kept anonymous. Needs to be in a country that has no crappy laws over software patents. All this will do is drive developers and companies out of the country. Just like cheap labor drove out manufacturing because our government was stupid. This will just hurt the US.

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RE: heres what we need
by JAlexoid on Sat 16th Jul 2011 02:22 in reply to "heres what we need"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

GetJar!

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RE[2]: heres what we need
by satan666 on Sat 16th Jul 2011 11:12 in reply to "RE: heres what we need"
satan666 Member since:
2008-04-18

GetJar!

That's exactly why Android is so good. Because you can download an application from anywhere to anywhere, install it on the microSD card, run it from the microSD card and give the finger to the patent holders or to the app stores that force the patents on you.

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