Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jul 2011 22:09 UTC
Legal Two different graphs. Both happen to be published at Ars Technica, with one of them coming from a different source. Seemingly completely unrelated, but when you ponder the waterfall of recent lawsuit-related news, these two graphs suddenly tell all there is to tell. These two innocent little graphs illustrate why Apple is attacking Android so ferociously.
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Apple said...
by thavith_osn on Wed 27th Jul 2011 22:50 UTC
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...they would sue anyone that infringed on their patents, and that they would patent their devices as much as they could...

Apple said this way back in the day, before Android had any numbers.

Apple are probably worried, but this isn't why they do what they do. I can show you man never walked on the moon, but that doesn't mean they didn't. Some guys at OSNews seem to be looking for a conspiracy where none exist.

If war is fought with arrows, you use arrows, if war is fought with patents, you fight with them and get the best war chest you can. Sadly all wars are stupid and gain nothing, but Apple would be incredible stupid not to fight the way wars are fought. If we are lucky enough to see software patents die the death they should, then I am sure Apple would be very happy, they have been sued as much as anyone.

I know people out there disagree, and that's cool, but I have been watching this space for a long time now, and really don't see the conspiracy other's do. Apple is just a company, protecting what they believe is theirs. Do I agree with every decision Apple make?, far from it. But I also don't believe Apple is being "Evil" either.

It seems when a company does well, we assume they are "Evil". Remember the hatred for MS? Remember the hatred for "IBM". Soon Apple will be replaced by someone else (most likely Google) and people will start hating them instead. Apple had the 1984 ad, Google has "Don't be Evil". We love them, then we hate them. Same 'ol same 'ol...

Maybe pure open source is the way to go, but without the focus that companies have, we would most likely still be using CLI's on VT100's (which may not be a bad thing ;-)

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RE: Apple said...
by fran on Thu 28th Jul 2011 11:58 in reply to "Apple said..."
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You make a good point, but..
Apple play by crueler rules than most. Generally they refuse to even license some technology at all. Their aim is not to co-exist but to annihilate.
Not good for technology or the consumer.

Bad thing? you may ask. I mean it's only business.
All it take for evil to succeed is for good people to say it's only business.

Edited 2011-07-28 12:14 UTC

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