Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Jul 2012 10:48 UTC
Legal Groklaw nails it: "In other words, [Apple and Microsoft] want to disarm the companies that got there first, built the standards, and created the field, while the come-later types clean up on patents on things like slide to unlock or a tablet shape with rounded corners. Then the money flows to Apple and Microsoft, and away from Android - and isn't that really the point of all this, to destroy Android by hook or by crook? The parties who were in the mobile phone business years before Apple or Microsoft even thought about doing it thus get nothing much for their earlier issued patents that have become standards. Apple and Microsoft can't compete on an even field, because the patent system rewards the first to invent (or now, after the recent patent reform, the first to file). Neither Apple nor Microsoft got there first. Samsung was there, since the '90s." To illustrate: Apple is demanding $24 (!) per Samsung device for design patents, while at the same time, Apple also demands that Samsung does not charge more than $0.0049 per standards essential patent per device. This is absolutely, utterly, and entirely indefensible. And then Apple and its supporters have the nerve to claim Samsung is ripping them off. Yes, this pisses me off, and no, that's not because it's Apple doing it (Microsoft is just as guilty). It's because this is plainly, utterly, clearly, and intrinsically unfair.
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RE[2]: Comment by NuxRo
by lucas_maximus on Mon 30th Jul 2012 21:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by NuxRo"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

yes, because mobile phone operating systems are exactly like the extermination of the jews, the burning of the books ... I could go on.

I am sorry but the last two generations in the Western world haven't really experienced any real oppressive forces so we make them up ... to make ourselves feel important.

Edited 2012-07-30 21:14 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by NuxRo
by cdude on Tue 31st Jul 2012 04:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by NuxRo"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

The burning of books is indeed not that far away. Its about destroying ideas, to prevent spread and exchange of ideas and to keep "competition" (as in everything you not like, not agrer with, that goes against your view) low. Exactly what patents are used for this days.

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RE[4]: Comment by NuxRo
by lucas_maximus on Tue 31st Jul 2012 19:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by NuxRo"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

:facepalm:

The vast majority of nerds haven't ever faced anything truly evil and make it sound like they are making some sort of valiant fight against the machine.

This sort of scenario is barely more believable than quite a few 1970s Sci-fiction movies.

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