Re: Oracle v. Google jury returns partial verdict, favoring Oracle

From: Sandman <>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 15:07:18 +0200
Message-ID: <mr-979B11.15071810052012_at_News.Individual.NET>

In article <>,  chrisv <chrisv_at_nospam.invalid> wrote:

> Sandman wrote:
> >> Unlike with closed software - if you don't like it, you can do something
> >> about it, at least in theory.
> >
> >Which is as relevant to 99.999% of computer users as "if you don't
> >like it, you can rebuild your house from scratch" is for 99.999% of
> >house owners. Give or take :-D
> Stupid statement from a Mac fanboi, because in the context of millions
> of people, "you can do something" means "someone will do something",
> assuming that it's worth the effort.

Which is only relevant if that "someone" consider it as worth as you, and that you have a means to communicate that with that specific someone, which I know you know that just isn't true with open source software.

> *Certainly* a much different situation than having a pair of companies
> dictate how things are...

I feel I have much larger area to impact the direction and bug handling with - say, iTunes - than I do with Apache.

Received on Thu May 10 2012 - 08:07:18 CDT

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