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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molnarcs
Member since:
2005-09-10

Code in itself is not the implementation approach. I can write the code for an algorithm (approach) in such a way that my code is different from the original source. I'm not improving the approach in anyways whatsoever. In such cases, I'll not be in violation of copyright. But, shouldn't I be in violation of the approach (even if it is not patented)?


My general approach to people who are ignorant to the vast literature about why ideas/software patents are a bad idea is to inform them. The specific "code" are the numerous comments I have posted on OsNews and elsewhere. So here's an idea - why don't I patent my "approach" to how to deal with ignorant people. Why shouldn't my "approach" be protected by law? Why won't the government grant monopolies over my ideas?

Almost forgot - here's one of the most recent, and perhaps the best article that would answer almost all your questions? Are you going to read it?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/04/patent-reform-congress_n_9...

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vitae Member since:
2006-02-20



Another reminder why we need to fire everybody in Congress and start from scratch.

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