Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Nov 2011 22:20 UTC
Legal This is probably not entirely surprising. The European Commission has announced that it is investigating both Apple and Samsung because they may have breached antitrust rules with regard to patents used as standard in the mobile phone industry - otherwise known as FRAND patents. While the EC states it's investigating both Samsung and Apple, it's likely the investigation focusses on Samsung.
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RE[7]: Comment by Tony Swash
by JAlexoid on Mon 7th Nov 2011 21:49 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Tony Swash"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

In the current state we are better off without any form of software patent till something acceptable is on the table.

And being afraid to throw away a dead baby with the infected bathwater will only lead to more contamination.
(The dead baby is the software patent, infected water is the current system)

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RE[8]: Comment by Tony Swash
by frderi on Tue 8th Nov 2011 20:17 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Tony Swash"
frderi Member since:
2011-06-17

And being afraid to throw away a dead baby with the infected bathwater will only lead to more contamination.
(The dead baby is the software patent, infected water is the current system)


Who says throwing away dead babies and infected badwater won't lead to global contamination?

Seriously though, it won't happen and you know it. ;)

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RE[9]: Comment by Tony Swash
by JAlexoid on Wed 9th Nov 2011 00:09 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Tony Swash"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

It will not stop me from talking about it and will definitely not stop me talking to my MEP acquaintances and my parliamentarians.

I can't leave the decision to uneducated people, it's better that they know both sides of the story rather than one.

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