Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jul 2011 17:09 UTC
Google For the first time, Google has opened its mouth against the patent trolling by Apple (and by proxy, Microsoft) against Android manufacturers. By way of Eric Schmidt, Google's chairman, the company took stand against the legal actions, and stated they aren't too worried. If need be, Google will ensure HTC doesn't lose the patent case against Apple.
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RE[4]: How can this be fixed?
by cranfordio on Tue 19th Jul 2011 20:54 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: How can this be fixed?"
cranfordio
Member since:
2005-11-10

I am not a developer, not even a website or fart app developer. But I am a mature adult that is trying to find a real solution to a real problem.

This is the biggest problem I see with trying to find answers, is that as soon as someone doesn't like what you have to say, or thinks you are stupid, instead of trying to educate someone in a mature fashion, you insult them instead.

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RE[5]: How can this be fixed?
by JAlexoid on Tue 19th Jul 2011 21:03 in reply to "RE[4]: How can this be fixed?"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

I am not a developer, not even a website or fart app developer. But I am a mature adult that is trying to find a real solution to a real problem.


So you're a mature person trying to find a solution for other people, while not actually having any experience in the field. Are you a lawyer?

You're like a layman trying to advice cancer researchers on possible cures for cancer... see the problem?

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cranfordio Member since:
2005-11-10

I am someone who reads about all these patent lawsuits and recognizes a problem. But most of the responses I see are just to abolish software patents. I am an educated person that feels that that answer is just to simple, and to me seems lazy.

You're like a layman trying to advice cancer researchers on possible cures for cancer... see the problem?


I wouldn't say that I am like a layman trying to advise cancer researchers on a cure for cancer. I am a layman that is trying to understand how cancer works and why the current attempts at a cure don't work. Just trying to educate myself.

So you're a mature person trying to find a solution for other people, while not actually having any experience in the field.


I only mentioned the maturity part due to the immaturity that had occurred in another response. Also, I am hoping that as a community others could offer suggestions in order that together we may be able to devise a possible solution. Sometimes people on the outside see things differently than those on the inside, and different perspectives aren't always bad.

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organgtool Member since:
2010-02-25

Ouch. Take it easy on the guy. He's attempting to understand the problem and make an informed opinion. The solution for this problem is going to require the support of people who don't develop software for a living. Let's focus on educating these people so that they can see why changes to the patent system are necessary and why our proposed changes are an improvement.

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RE[6]: How can this be fixed?
by Not2Sure on Tue 19th Jul 2011 22:17 in reply to "RE[5]: How can this be fixed?"
Not2Sure Member since:
2009-12-07

"I am not a developer, not even a website or fart app developer. But I am a mature adult that is trying to find a real solution to a real problem.


So you're a mature person trying to find a solution for other people, while not actually having any experience in the field. Are you a lawyer?

You're like a layman trying to advice cancer researchers on possible cures for cancer... see the problem?
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Lol, you're comparing yourself to a cancer researcher. Funny I'm pretty sure pharmaceuticals are patentable. Rich.

Actually, patent law is derives its power in large part from the US Constitution. So the views of every citizen on the matter are relevant. Your opinion as a "well whatever you pretend to be on your lunch break on the interwebz" has exactly the same value as anyone else. And given your rhetoric, probably even less.

Those who want to end software patents in the US should quit whining and start drafting an amendment to the Constitution. The Copyright clause is unique to the extent that it is so specific. Deserves to be cut out. I'm sure it will gain widespread support. Maybe tie it to a "internet access is a human right" and "net neutrality". I could see it.

The view of non-citizens are the only ones that are irrelevant, no matter how much they protest otherwise.

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RE[5]: How can this be fixed?
by Gunderwo on Tue 19th Jul 2011 21:05 in reply to "RE[4]: How can this be fixed?"
Gunderwo Member since:
2006-01-03

When you comment on something on which you don't have any experience in expect those in the know to be a little offended when you try and come across like you do. Your comments are exactly the sort of uninformed opinion of laymen that has brought us to this point. So forgive me for being just a little put out when someone who doesn't have a clue tries to push an agenda that directly affects how I put bread on my families table.

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cranfordio Member since:
2005-11-10

I am sorry if I offended you, but I don't know what agenda I was trying to push. I am simply trying to listen to the ideas that others may have to fixing the software patent problems.

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