Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 09:37 UTC
Legal So let me get this straight. Nokia claims that the Nexus 7 infringes upon standard essential wifi patents, and that Asus does not have a license. How in the name of hell is it possible that Asus has been shipping a gazillion wifi-enabled products every year for god knows how long now, and only now does Nokia notice? Wait - of course. Silly me. If you can't compete, litigate. D'oh.
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RE[5]: So?
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 11:06 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: So?"
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Its amusing to watch you defend something you can't stand because you refuse to admit youre wrong. It really is.

As usual, you really seem to misunderstand plain language. I made it quite clear that using FRAND patents sucks, but that I *understand* it because it's all in self-defense; the punch/bat example is pretty clear. Using a bat to beat someone is bad. Using a bat to defend yourself while you're being attacked is in essence still violence and thus, bad, but it's *understandable* considering the circumstances.

Really, this isn't rocket science.

You were against software patents before you were for them. :-)

1) Motorola's patents cover hardware as far as I know.
2) I'm against software patents, but when used defensively, it's entirely understandable. That doesn't mean I approve of it (re:bat example), but it does mean I can sympathise with the situation.

Again, these are all basic life lessons that can be applied across the board. Speeding is bad, but when you're trying to get a pregnant woman in labour to a hospital, it's understandable. Stealing is bad, but when you're starving and you steal bread, it's understandable. Violence is bad, but when you're being attacked, self-defense is understandable.

I could go on for bloody hours with these examples, but I'm getting the idea I'll have more luck telling a floortile to flip.

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