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[News] Apple's Patent Terrorism Against Linux Device Does It More Harm Than Good

  • Subject: [News] Apple's Patent Terrorism Against Linux Device Does It More Harm Than Good
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 09:19:42 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Analyst Says What We Already Knew: Apple's Multi-Touch Patent Fight Won't Help
Its Business

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| After Palm showed off its new Pre smartphone, including the device's 
| multitouch interface, at the Consumer Electronics Show last month, Apple made 
| some threatening noises about how it would go after anybody who "ripped off" 
| its intellectual property. As always, we didn't see how this would benefit 
| anybody in the marketplace, since competition pays benefits to consumers, and 
| drives participants, even Apple, to continually innovate and improve their 
| products. Now, a wireless industry analyst has called Apple's threats into 
| question. He makes the point that a long, drawn out IP fight won't help 
| Apple's business in the long run: "Building on the company's legacy as one of 
| the greatest innovators in the technology industry may be a smarter business 
| model than taking on the rest of the industry in a battle that may be 
| impossible to win."            



Sun exec accuses Microsoft of 'patent terrorism'

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| The efforts of Microsoft to pressure the Linux community over alleged and
| unspecified patents is akin to "patent terrorism", according to a local
| executive for Sun Microsystems.


Microsoft, the art of Corporate Terrorism.

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| Microsoft, no longer the technological leader in the Computer Desktop
| market, is taking on a terrorist role in its attempt remain in power
| at all costs. (see the link to the CNN story below)
| The tactic is intended to frighten current, and would be, free
| software users away from products that Microsoft just can't compete
| with. It's not a new tactic, but for the first time desperation is
| beginning to show.


Convicted Monopolist Terrorizes Software Industry

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| That headline is designed to grab your attention. Sensationalistic as
| it may be, it also happens to be true, if what you mean by 'terrorize'
| is to provoke fear.
| If you've been following the presidential race in the United States,
| you know the present crop of candidates have been exploiting the fear
| of the American people as they never have before in the history of
| the country.

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