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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monster you created
by fran on Sat 16th Jul 2011 19:16 UTC
fran
Member since:
2010-08-06

Thom forgive me.
It might be beside the point.
You very recently bought a Apple ipad and a Macbook Air not very long before that. You are more knowledgable about these stuff than most and regularly lambast these companies but still you do support their products.
Maybe if i say look at the monster you help created this would not totally be unfair.

Yes you can buy what you want that's not the issue..just saying.

Appreciate your advocacy on patent reform.

Edited 2011-07-16 19:18 UTC

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RE: monster you created
by mrstep on Sat 16th Jul 2011 20:57 in reply to "monster you created"
mrstep Member since:
2009-07-18

Haha... vs. what, a laptop with an Intel chipset? Arm? AMD? Something running Windows? Android?

Short of finding a machine with open-source chipset design, unencumbered materials and manufacturing processes, and FOSS only running on it, you're helped feed the patent monster.

And if you have anything with electronics and software, ANY phone, etc., you're just a patent supporting fool, right? Or is there a difference between Microsoft suing DR over GEM vs. Apple suing HTC now?

This system is foisted on us until it collapses under its own ridiculous weight, and Thom buying an iPad hasn't made a bit of difference.

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RE[2]: monster you created
by fran on Sat 16th Jul 2011 21:38 in reply to "RE: monster you created"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

This is not just Company A and Company B that use the same generic pc parts. Nor is its legal dept. behaviour the same. In the end the profit company A makes goes into a warchest used for patent behaviour such in this case.

On one sale does not make a difference. I bet everyone is saying this. I even heard that when people decide not to vote because their one vote will not make a difference.

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