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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Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

(On a related note, I've recently sent a mail to Gruber about a flaw which I was seeing in one of his articles. The mail was detailed and polite, explaining clearly where I thought the issue was and heavily giving him the benefit of doubt. He didn't reply. I should really stop believing that trolls can be saved.)


Pointless. Why do you think he has no comments on his site?

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I've seen some other blogging systems that don't support comments around the web (and always find them just as annoying), so I was giving him the benefit of doubt on this one : he could prefer a comment-free CMS because he finds it awesome for some unrelated reason (pleasing typography nazis, reducing server load, less cluttered admin interface...).

He regularly mentions the e-mails he receives, e.g. on the update of this article : http://daringfireball.net/2011/06/n9_and_meego . Therefore, I concluded that this is the main contact medium. While still suspecting that he only picks e-mails that prove his points -- hey, this is Daring Fireball we're talking about after all. Now, I'm pretty much convinced ;)

Edited 2011-08-05 08:50 UTC

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

I've seen some other blogging systems that don't support comments around the web (and always find them just as annoying), so I was giving him the benefit of doubt on this one : he could prefer a comment-free CMS because he finds it awesome for some unrelated reason (pleasing typography nazis, reducing server load, less cluttered admin interface...).


Someone should create a site where Gruber's posts are aggregated (easy enough to do using the RSS feed) & commenting is allowed... then see how long it takes for him to throw a hissy-fit over it.

On a completely unrelated topic, I see that "daringfanboy.net" is available.

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