Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Aug 2012 22:14 UTC
Legal "The web has been alight these past few weeks with the details of the Apple v. Samsung lawsuit. It's been a unique opportunity to peer behind the curtain of how these two companies operate, as the trial seeks to answer the question: did Samsung copy Apple? But there's actually another question that I think is much more interesting to the future of innovation in the technology industry: regardless of whether the courts say that Samsung copied Apple or not, would we all be better off if we allowed - even encouraged - companies to copy one another?" This is very relevant.
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lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

I get tired of this thinking that is similar to saying "Because a Van and a Car have 4 wheels they are exactly the same thing".

It akin to saying that OSX and Windows 7 have exactly the same UI because they generally follow the WIMP paradigm ... it is far too high leve.

If someone can point out where the UI is soo similar the only difference is that it looks like it been themed then it is a rip-off.

I don't really care much for the patent rubbish, but it does point out that they were trying to clone the their biggest rival.

As I said, while Metro, Unity and Gnome 3 share elements with other environments, they generally unique enough.

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