Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Sep 2011 23:33 UTC
Legal Ah, so that's what Google's masterplan is regarding the defense of Android against the patent trolls. HTC has just launched a few more defensive patent lawsuits against Apple, and while that's by far no longer newsworthy, it is this one time. You see, HTC is suing Apple over 9 patents that have only very recently been transferred (namely, a week ago) from Google to HTC. The patents come from Palm, Motorola, and others. This means Google is giving away its patents to Android device makers. Nice of them.
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Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Thu 8th Sep 2011 18:18 UTC
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

There are clearly no business owners posting comments on this. In reality, an sane company does what it can to protect it's interests and none of these companies are doing anything that far apart from the others.

And btw, moral "behavior" judgments have no place in business.

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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 8th Sep 2011 18:24 in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

And btw, moral "behavior" judgments have no place in business.


What kind of bullshit is that? So if a dictator asks you to make computers for him so he can more efficiently track his subjects and torture them, a business should not take that into consideration? Wtf?

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RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by MOS6510 on Thu 8th Sep 2011 18:34 in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
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2011-05-12

IBM didn't.

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RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Thu 8th Sep 2011 18:34 in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

"And btw, moral "behavior" judgments have no place in business.


What kind of bullshit is that? So if a dictator asks you to make computers for him so he can more efficiently track his subjects and torture them, a business should not take that into consideration? Wtf?
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Are you actually trying to make this comparison, or is your reply meant to be taken as a joke? I really hope the latter. And clearly any company is expected to work within the bounds of law. Not that that should have to be pointed out but for some reason it seems I should.

The is a huge disconnect between Joe Average's perception of business, and the reality of what it actually is. If people lack understanding, they should acknowledge it rather than pretend all that inexperience adds up to anything remotely sane.

Edited 2011-09-08 18:35 UTC

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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by shmerl on Thu 8th Sep 2011 18:36 in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
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2010-06-08

That's like saying if "everyone" around are unethical crooks, just because laws are all screwed up, why not to be like that as well. Fail. Don't be a crook.

Edited 2011-09-08 18:37 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Thu 8th Sep 2011 18:50 in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

That's like saying if "everyone" around are unethical crooks, just because laws are all screwed up, why not to be like that as well. Fail. Don't be a crook.

I think you've forgotten a few things... First, (un)ethical behavior is largely open to interpretation based on the individuals beliefs. Second, your *opinion that a company is doing something "unethical" doesn't automatically make them crooks. Lastly, if you're going to judge, judge everyone by the same stick -- you'll find that most companies have far more in common than not.

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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by Soulbender on Fri 9th Sep 2011 01:39 in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
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2005-08-18

And btw, moral "behavior" judgments have no place in business.


And that's why we need regulations.

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