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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RE: very funny
by acobar on Wed 10th Apr 2013 13:12 UTC in reply to "very funny"
acobar
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2005-11-15

3. Free software is largely a reaction to Microsoft's almost total control over of the OS market.


Even though it is a considerable push, I really don't see it as the main reason. Sharing solutions and lower the cost to maintain and improve them probably are. Its roots can, anecdotally speaking, be tracked down to the first time someone shared the most rudimentary steps to overcome a problem, i.e., at stone age.

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RE[2]: very funny
by PieterGen on Thu 11th Apr 2013 12:26 in reply to "RE: very funny"
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2012-01-13

This is right. Sharing knowlegde, data, methods and so on is the way science works. It's also the way culture works. (Metal rock music builds on R&R, which builds on black blues and white folk music, which build on.... etc etc.) The idea that music, or software, or scientific knowlegde are built up from zero by some genius (or some genious company) who works in isolation and then "patents" it, is rather silly.

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