Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Aug 2011 21:38 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y The Google-Microsoft patent war of words is continuing. Yesterday, Google (rightfully so, in my book) accused Apple, Microsoft, and Oracle partaking in an organised patent attack against Android, instead of competing on merit, claiming that they bought up Novell's and Nortel's patents solely to attack Android and its device makers. Microsoft struck back, claiming Google was offered to join in on the bids for the Novell patents, but rejected the offer. Google has now responded to this accusation - and to make matters even more confusing, Microsoft responded back. A public shouting match between two powerful parties? Count me in!
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RE: Google is lying...
by JAlexoid on Fri 5th Aug 2011 01:00 UTC in reply to "Google is lying..."
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

They were half right in the original post - they were offered a place in the Novell deal, but were not offered a spot in the Nortel deal.
US DoJ already said that Novell deal was detrimental to innovations in the FOSS world. It's yet to be seen what happens with the Nortel deal.

It's a full out PR war by now, so get used to it. In addition, whiners get a lot what they whine about. So it might not be a good PR stunt to whine, but it gets things done...

What the media outlets are liking, is that they get all of this activity... Whatever riles up the troops.

Oh, and BTW, Google is getting a profit boost from all of this... Since they control most of the ads on the net.

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RE[2]: Google is lying...
by tomcat on Fri 5th Aug 2011 02:47 in reply to "RE: Google is lying..."
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

It's a full out PR war by now, so get used to it. In addition, whiners get a lot what they whine about. So it might not be a good PR stunt to whine, but it gets things done...


It's not going to amount to squat in the court room, where it matters.

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RE[3]: Google is lying...
by przemo_li on Fri 5th Aug 2011 04:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Google is lying..."
przemo_li Member since:
2010-06-01

Yeap. You can lawfully assert cash from patents thats are about anything (including 3 000y old round shape of wheel), just because there are no cheap lawfull ways to defend from troll. All lawful (in USA at least).

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RE[3]: Google is lying...
by Soulbender on Fri 5th Aug 2011 15:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Google is lying..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

True, but Google's got money and that's what matters in U.S courts.

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RE[3]: Google is lying...
by JAlexoid on Mon 8th Aug 2011 02:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Google is lying..."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

This bickering is not about the courtroom, it's about the laws. The lawsuits are just examples to be exaggerated.
Don't forget that laws are mostly created by a small number of people. Even the US constitution was created by a few activists...

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