Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal

Jonathan Schwartz, has this interesting insight into the ramifications of Apple suing HTC/Google over the infringement of iPhone patents:
Having watched this movie play out many times, suing a competitor typically makes them more relevant, not less. Developers I know aren’t getting less interested in Google’s Android platform, they’re getting more interested – Apple’s actions are enhancing that interest.
I tweeted a similar thought when news first broke about the lawsuit, which I believe is not just frivolous but unnecessary gamesmanship on Apple's part. Ir remains to be seen whether the suit will actually go to court, but something needs to be done with the whole Patents shenanigans in the software world. To wit: It all started somewhere, so live and let live; thrive and let thrive.

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