Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Apr 2013 10:34 UTC
Legal After Microsoft's extortion racket has failed to stop Android, and after Oracle's crazy baseless lawsuit failed to stop Android, and after Nokia adopting Windows Phone failed to stop Android, Microsoft, Nokia, and Oracle are now grasping the next straw in their fruitless efforts to stop Android: they've filed an antitrust complaint with the EU, claiming Google unfairly bundles applications with Android.
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Ashamed
by moondevil on Tue 9th Apr 2013 10:54 UTC
moondevil
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2005-07-08

I am starting to feel ashamed to have worked at one of those companies, their culture wasn't like that.

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RE: Ashamed
by satan666 on Tue 9th Apr 2013 12:22 in reply to "Ashamed "
satan666 Member since:
2008-04-18

I am starting to feel ashamed to have worked at one of those companies, their culture wasn't like that.

What do you mean? Microsoft has been a piece of sh|t for a very long time. And Nokia has been a steamy one for years now, since that microsoftie became Nokia's CEO.

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RE[2]: Ashamed
by sparkyERTW on Tue 9th Apr 2013 14:45 in reply to "RE: Ashamed "
sparkyERTW Member since:
2010-06-09

"I am starting to feel ashamed to have worked at one of those companies, their culture wasn't like that.

What do you mean? Microsoft has been a piece of sh|t for a very long time. And Nokia has been a steamy one for years now, since that microsoftie became Nokia's CEO.
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You have to remember that what we see on the outside of the company can be very different on the inside. Stuff like this comes from the management and legal departments, not the engineering departments who are often filled with intelligent, passionate people who generally just want to worry themselves with crafting inventive products and solutions.

Sure, you could argue that they should no better to work at a company who's legal/management actions are unscrupulous, but consider that a) it might not have been like that when they started, b) it's not the greatest economy to just quit and find another job, and c) they may believe that resources and opportunities available to them to create marvelous things for the public outweighs the risk that their creations or the income from them may be used for evil.

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RE: Ashamed
by shmerl on Tue 9th Apr 2013 17:38 in reply to "Ashamed "
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2010-06-08

MS and Oracle never had a good culture, so I guess you are talking about Nokia. They were going down the slope to become a complete troll ever since Elopocalypse.

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RE[2]: Ashamed
by twitterfire on Tue 9th Apr 2013 19:07 in reply to "RE: Ashamed "
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

so I guess you are talking about Nokia


What's Nokia?

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RE[2]: Ashamed
by viton on Fri 12th Apr 2013 00:46 in reply to "RE: Ashamed "
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

Actually Nokia was stuck in limbo even before Elop.
There is an interesting article (in russian) that covers some details: http://habrahabr.ru/post/171325/

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RE[2]: Ashamed
by bert64 on Fri 12th Apr 2013 10:32 in reply to "RE: Ashamed "
bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

Oracle no, but SUN were pretty decent...

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