Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2012 22:17 UTC
Legal I stopped following all the patent trolling in the mobile industry months ago because, you know, I have a life, but apparently some big ruling just got handed down in the United States: using three software patents, a patent troll from Cupertino has been given an injunction on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, imposing a ban on the device. This patent trolling has to stop, blah, blah, we've all been here before. If you need me, I'll be over there on the sofa remembering the good old days when Cupertino was famous for great products, instead of infamous for its patent troll.
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Windows Sucks
Member since:
2005-11-10

If google doesn't ask money for their software it is gratis software. Google wrote that software and did not copy it from anybody else. Now the ideas in the software are of course from thousands of people that have shaped how computers work for over 70+ years.

You pay the programmers to get code. Then you can decide if you want money for that code or if you want to give it away for free.


That is just mincing words, no one is stupid. Google makes billions off that software through the services built into it and the license fees for those services. No different then when MS tied IE to windows.

So its not actually free. And because of this they need to stop pretending like it is. Everyone else pays licensing fees to other companies. Its time for Google to pay up!

Also hello we know that Google copied Java, even the courts have said that. Because they didn't get punished for it does not make it right.

Everyone from Apple down (Microsoft punished for IE even) has been punished at some point for the same thing. Its Googles turn. Pay up!

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Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Also hello we know that Google copied Java, even the courts have said that. Because they didn't get punished for it does not make it right.

Did you read what the judge said? His comment was that the code that was copied could have been written in minutes by the judge.
Everything else Google copied was GPL so they did right.
Everyone from Apple down (Microsoft punished for IE even) has been punished at some point for the same thing. Its Googles turn. Pay up!

None of those companies should have paid for idea patents. Idea patents stifle innovation and cost us all a lot of money for nothing in return.

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Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

Did you read what the judge said? His comment was that the code that was copied could have been written in minutes by the judge.
Everything else Google copied was GPL so they did right.


So they were guilty but not guilty. LOL! They were required to pay upwards of 30 million but Oracle took 0 to appeal, so that means nothing. LOL. And that was just on Java.

Last I looked Android has now been found to infringe at least 11 patents and counting. LOL!

I am not understanding why everyone is in denial. Yeah the patent system is a mess, so knowing this why would you do stuff to get you and your OEMS all caught up in the mess of it? Just plain dumb!

Now its time for Google and the OEMS to pay their dues.

Remember MS has been saying for years that Linux and other free software skirts their patents, everyone on sites like this has been asking MS to prove it, now its time for the proving to happen.

MS has almost EVERY major Android OEM paying them besides Moto and thats about to happen (July 17th when the ruling comes down on the FAT patent that almost put Tom Tom out of business)

MS is proving it and everyone is now whining that companies like MS and Apple are patent tolls. LOL! Hey everyone asked them to prove it! They proving it.

Don't be mad now...

Edited 2012-07-01 16:51 UTC

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