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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lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

I asked you why you hated closed software soo much and you basically rehashed what it says on the FSF website.


I did no such thing. I said, in this case, that an open platform for their Mobile OS is far better for consumers. That is the primary consideration ... what is better for consumers, just as that same aim happens to be the aim of EU competition law.

An open platform is better in this case primarily because of lower price. That is the primary benefit to consumers. The FSF website is primarily concerned about freedom, about users rights, not price.

It is better only secondarily because of the lack of a walled garden, and thirdly because the consumer is in control of their own device, rather than the author of the OS, but these are not the primary factors at play.

I would point out that it is you who did not listen.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I did listen, and I pointed out to you that price is only factor in someone's decision as it not as important as you think it is otherwise iPhones wouldn't fly off the shelves like they do.

However you started bringing up the anti-features rubbish which you have continually trotted out over 3 years on this site. You may have well have copied word for word from their website, in fact I go as far as saying maybe you should at least reference the website.

If cost is the only reason to adopt an open platform then it is likely to fail in the consumer space.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Why do you even bother with him? Hardly anybody wastes time like that any more, he's a hopeless case...

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