Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:08 UTC
Google Apparently, this is a major victory of the patent system. This, this right here, this is what the patent system has come to. This is the destructive effect it's having on this once beautiful industry. Thanks to trolls like Apple and Microsoft, basic, elemental functionality is being removed from devices people already own.
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RE[8]: No.
by lemur2 on Thu 5th Jul 2012 11:09 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: No."
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

1) Google Copied apple to profit and to become the #1 phone OS, and the system is broken because nothing protects Apple from others copying their product (copyright is too loose).


Android is not a copy of any Apple software.

There is not one line of code in Android that is taken from iOS.

Copyright does indeed protect Apple's software from being copied, but Android is not a copy.

Android is at best a work-alike product to iOS. Work-alike products are everywhere ... GM vehicles are work-alike products compared to Ford vehicles, they are not copies. Airbus aircraft are work-alike products to Beoing aircraft, they are not copies.

Having multiple work-alike products available from multiple vendors is the very basis of a capitalist free market economy. It is an essential element. Supply and demand. Free market competition.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competition_%28economics%29

Are you saying that you do not believe in a capitalist free market economy?

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RE[9]: No.
by reduz on Thu 5th Jul 2012 14:09 in reply to "RE[8]: No."
reduz Member since:
2006-02-25

No, I'm saying you should read the whole thread before posting..

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