Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 20:04 UTC
Legal "As was widely expected, the Federal Trade Commission announced this morning that it has reached a settlement agreement with Google, bringing the commission's antitrust investigations into the search giant to a close. Two different areas of Google's business were being explored: the way it prioritized search results, and the way that Google had sought injunctions against devices that were thought to have infringed upon standards-essential patents from Motorola." Would have loved to see the FRAND system crumble, though. Let the patent mess explode - to change the system, we need disruption, not appeasement.
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RE[8]: I think you got your wish
by Nelson on Fri 4th Jan 2013 15:02 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: I think you got your wish"
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I don't think there's general consensus that I do know what I'm talking about :p that, and I'm a terrible writer. Same reason I don't really blog.

I do enjoy the spirited debate though, and despite what some may think (That I'm just some MS shill or talking head) I do try to learn from what others say here.

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MOS6510 Member since:

Well, pretending you're in the know is enough these days to qualify.

This isn't one the mainstream professional blogs/news sites. I don't think they/we would really mind if your not in Shakespeare's league when it comes to writing. I never thought of you as a mediocre, let alone bad, writer.

Thom is the main man and we all suspect him to be a little biased, so to me it would seem like a good idea if the editorial team was composed of members that would bias in different directions.

When I was young there was a Commodore 64 oriented games magazine called Zzap!64. One person would do a full review and others would add their own very small opinion to it. Right now we have Thom that links stuff and adds his own bias, I mean, opinion to it. I think it would be cool if other opinions were added too. So how does a story look from the perspective from a Linux geek, Apple fanboy or a boring Windows user.

I don't think any other site does it like that.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:

Thom is the main man and we all suspect him to be a little biased


You do realise that I have been accused of bias in favour of and against every company, project, and piece of software known to man, right? This was old four years ago, and it's even older now.

The only thing I'm biased for is BeOS. Everything else is just shit. Playing the "he's biased!"-card, as a small group of people here tend to do every other day, is the equivalent of throwing your hands in the air and saying "I have no more arguments, so let's just accuse him of bias and get a high-five from the other three guys with whom I agree! Yeah! That'll teach him! Now all we have to do is pretend us four guys comprise the entire readership of OSNews and it'll be just like we are the majority!"

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