Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Aug 2012 23:54 UTC
Legal And just like that, within a matter of days, the jury has reached a verdict in Apple vs. Samsung. The basic gist is simple: Apple's software patents are valid, and many Samsung devices infringe upon them. Apple's iPhone 3G trade dress is valid, and Samsung's Galaxy S line infringes, but other devices did not. Samsung did not infringe Apple's iPad design patent. Apple did not infringe any of Samsung's patents. Apple is awarded a little over $1 billion in damages. Competition lost today, and developers in the United States should really start to get worried - software patents got validated big time today.
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is it me?
by wtf1001 on Mon 27th Aug 2012 22:01 UTC
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Is it me? who only understands "computer" constructs visavi hardware and software.
Samsung will win effortlessly as Apple are easily hoodwinked. All their efforts will be incarcerated by lawyers financial institutions and politics whereas the Asian countries will easily trounce them because,
unlike the high level codes that are all too easily over hyped and sold to the unwary today (ie source algorithms) they can instantly think processor data work around, and build appropriate compilers to go with chips they make, Leaving all political posturing behind. forget Samsung v Apple it's a diversion. Leave it to lawyers and politicians and we'll all be fucked.
But Hey! Reading "The Dream of Computing for Everyone" by Howard Fosdick makes everything said above irrelevant because Raspberry (or other back to basic plagiarist) will develop another system and organically its own tree (think Torvalds and how he created a society that would improve on how software was built)

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