>> A Monopoly is not just the dominance of a field, and there's nothing wrong with being a Monopoly. It's just that if you _are_ a Monopoly, then you are not allowed to "abuse" your Monopoly status to take over other fields.
>> It's perfectly legitimate for you to use your income from your Monopoly to fund good products in other fields, you just can't do things like selling them at a loss once you are past the R&D stage and into production.
I understand your position, however I do not agree with it because I feel like many of the terms here are too ill defined to be a matter of law (for instance, what's R&D phase? Is Android in R&D phase? Is GMail? When quality control and brand control become abuse?)
I am not commenting on LWN often and this thread is pretty far from core LWN software topic, so if you feel I am veering off-topic into politics too far please say so.