Google can join OIN and help retard patent attacks if it wants
Posted Aug 13, 2010 13:45 UTC (Fri) by ofeeley
In reply to: Google can join OIN and help retard patent attacks if it wants
Parent article: Oracle sues Google over use of Java in Android (ars technica)
Right. Google are merely licensees instead of members. They have the resources (money and patents) to make a significant contribution to OIN in order to protect themselves with mutual benefit to the other members.
Why don't Google join as members, i.e. what you call "owners" in order to be able to engage in the retaliatory actions which you appear to disparage on your blog?
Google as OIN licensees get exactly what they licensed: access to the patent pool.
In your haste to rip on Moglen and the OIN (which seems like a conflation anyway) you're ignoring the fact that Google chose to go it on their own and now are suffering one of the consequences of this system. If they were in the OIN they'd probably have access to some patents which could cause difficulties for Oracle.
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