Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Mar 2013 23:16 UTC
Google This. This is what we need. These are the kind of steps from which we all benefit. Google has just announced the Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge: the company promises not to sue any users, distributors, or developers of open source products based on the patents it owns (unless first attacked).
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RE[4]: Bad guys - Google
by Tony Swash on Fri 29th Mar 2013 20:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Bad guys - Google"
Tony Swash
Member since:
2009-08-22

So what you're saying is that they behave exactly like how Microsoft and Apple has done for a long time?
Wow, that sure makes Google a lot worse....


Google is currently one of the most active litigators in the tech field via it's Motorola Division. I cannot see how in any way that Google's position on IP or IP litigation is in any way superior or more moral or more ethical than any other big tech company.

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RE[5]: Bad guys - Google
by Soulbender on Sat 30th Mar 2013 01:13 in reply to "RE[4]: Bad guys - Google"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I cannot see how in any way that Google's position on IP or IP litigation is in any way superior or more moral or more ethical than any other big tech company.


I never said they where more ethical or superior. The OP made the argument that Google is worse than MS and Apple because they released a product that directly competed with one from a small company. However, both MS and Apple has done this very exact same thing countless of times so clearly it's not a good measurement for Google being worse.

Not being worse does not mean you're better.

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