Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Sep 2011 15:36 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This is the biggest one yet. Microsoft's professional extortion campaign - the third side of the same triangle it shares with Apple and Oracle - has finally hit Samsung. The two companies have signed a patent licensing agreement concerning Samsung's use of Android, in which a rumoured fee of $15 (!) per device will flow from Seoul to Redmond. Not entirely coincidentally, that's about the price of a Windows Phone 7 license.
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RE: Thom has it backwards
by phoudoin on Thu 29th Sep 2011 07:35 UTC in reply to "Thom has it backwards"
phoudoin
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2006-06-09

"Adroid is just a copycat of other OSes"

Which themselves are copycats of other OSes too, and the track goes up to first OS ever made.
The earlier OSes makers just had a luck that 1) nobody has now and 2) allw them now to abuse to lock the situation in order to make this situation continues forever: they made their OSes while escaping patent troll was not even necessary.

These days, *they* are the patent trolls. Robin Hood became a Sheriff.

It's written "do what we say, not what we did." all over the wall.

Edited 2011-09-29 07:52 UTC

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