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[7]: Google & software patents
by vitae on Fri 5th Aug 2011 19:28 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Google & software patents"
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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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