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

"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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Already been done. He threw a hissy fit, and had it taken down.

http://www.cultofmac.com/john-gruber-is-surprisingly-cool-with-dari...

Edited 2011-08-05 13:24 UTC

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

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.


Already been done. He threw a hissy fit, and had it taken down.

http://www.cultofmac.com/john-gruber-is-surprisingly-cool-with-dari... [/q]

Ah fanboys, they're nothing if not predictable.

The cultofmac post doesn't give details, but I'd wager Gruber complained that the other site was a copyright infringement since it used his site's design and imagery.

If that weren't the case (and as long as there was no attempt to claim authorship of his posts), then there would't be anything "the Grube" could do about it.

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vitae Member since:
2006-02-20

Question is, what makes somebody this much of a fanatic towards a corporation that only views them a customer, doesn't "love" them, wants their money, and then wants out of their faces until it's time to buy something new? It's one thing to be a gamer and appreciate a company like Bioware or somebody for the games they make, but to be a frothing at the mouth OCPD candidate, kissing their arses every step of the way, and blogging with rabid determination in their favor is quite another. Unless, of course, you're getting paid for it.

Edited 2011-08-05 19:30 UTC

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