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Re: Acer and Viewsonic sign patent licence deals with Microsoft to protect Android

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____/ 7 on Saturday 10 Sep 2011 11:29 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ 7 on Saturday 10 Sep 2011 10:20 : \____
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>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>>> ____/ Mark Dodel on Saturday 10 Sep 2011 03:49 : \____
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>>>>> On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 02:26:15 UTC, Sinister Midget
>>>>> <fardblossom@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> -> On 2011-09-10, Hardon <hardon.quirk@xxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>>>>> ->
>>>>> ><http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2108112/acer-viewsonic-sign-
>>> patent-license-deal-microsoft-protect-android>
>>>>> -> > -> ><quote>
>>>>> -> > Android partners pay royalties in patent war
>>>>> ->
>>>>> -> > Microsoft is keeping tight-lipped about the details of the
>>>>> agreements, -> > but it said the deals give "broad coverage" for
>>>>> Android devices, -> > suggesting that there were many patents involved
>>>>> and that they cover a -> > variety of areas relating to mobile
>>>>> technology. ->
>>>>> -> MICROS~1 said.....MICROS~1 said......
>>>>> ->
>>>>> -> MICROS~1 said a lot of people were paying them for Android. And
>>>>> they've -> already been shown to be liars. Without independent
>>>>> verification, this -> should be treated as another lie by MICROS~1.
>>>>> ->
>>>>> 
>>>>> I read elsewhere that Microsoft actually makes more on Android fees
>>>>> then they do on their own phone OS.  Who says crime doesn't pay?
>>>> 
>>>> Surely not Microsoft. The whole company was built on crime and misuse of
>>>> other people's work, since the very beginning.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> It must be a seriously dying company with similar business model as SCO
>>> that relies on patent trolling to see it through its dying days.
>> 
>> Apple might be SCO 3.0.
> 
> And Oracle$ will be SCO 4.0
> 
> Until these companies turn around and do an IBM which is
> to ditch proprietary and go full out for open source and Linux,
> these companies are going to bleed.

Any company too reliant on proprietary software will suffer severely.
That's why they build up patent cartels now.. and Oracle bought
FOSS competitors out.

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