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Old 09-17-2010, 05:40 PM   #1
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LXer: Microsoft says patent-infringing Android isn't really free

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Google's open source Android operating system is not as free as it seems, Microsoft argues, because it infringes a number of patents. When asked whether open source models created problems for vendors with licensed software, the software giant went on the offensive. "It does infringe on a bunch of patents, and there's a cost associated with that," Tivanka Ellawala, Microsoft financial officer told MarketWatch. "So there's a... cost associated with Android that doesn't make it free."

[There is nothing like some good old fashion Microsoft FUD for your Friday afternoon. - Scott]

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Oh, so it seems M$ is behind Orac£e's being a patent troll, am I right? If Orac£e is teaming up with M$ to kill open source software, they both should burn in hell. As I say: Ballmer and Ellison are both children of Satan, Ballmer being the Antichrist, Ellison being the False Prophet, and Gates being Satan himself.


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