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That it should have to be discussed or mentioned at all implies mainstream recognition of the problem.  And for the problem to be of the magnitude that it warrants (pun intended) a technology solution - let alone marketing of that technology - is "off-putting".  
Interesting that he didn't point out which law(s) these efforts were circumventing. It is also interesting that there is no reference to the government overstepping boundaries - which arguably is the basis for this kerfuffle. That being said, I do find the marketing of this feature to be a little 'off-putting'.
Um... You might not have a battery problem when you design a mobile phone that your customers only use to make phone calls. Oh, and check the time.
Um.  No.  The US Government does not sell to just anyone or any country.  And their reasoning for that depends both on their political views and how the government is likely to use the weapons once the sale (or gift as in some cases) has been completed.
Anybody can ask.  But it would essentially be state-sanctioned corporate espionage.     But to your point - why would a country/government allow critical infrastructure to run on something they didn't create?  
Most issues can be fixed.  Being out of focus is not one of those issues.
Keep in mind this is a filing, not an issue...     At the same time, I am pretty sure they should go and look at the trove of patents from Kodak...  Am betting they'll find one just like this somewhere in there...   Just sayin'
Um, yeah.  That whole RT designation.  Dumb.   I am not certain how a group within MS becomes so insulated as to believe this was actually a good idea.     That someone from Dell had to point it out to them should only serve as a case and point and irrefutable evidence.
I am hoping someone can offer an explanation here...   I have been under the impression that FRAND is used to describe Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory licensing terms.  As mentioned above, the terms must be the same for everyone.   OK. With that in mind, I was also under the impression that technology had to be established in FRAND terms before it could become part of an approved technical standards.  This is basic economics.  I get to take a little from...
I am at a loss...   What is the difference between a ploy and a strategy?   Part of me hopes that MS is wildly successful in this space.  Tighter integration between hardware and software can lead to a better product.  Score.   Unfortunately, I am also aware of the MS track record in this space.  Yes I know about the XBOX - but one hot day doesn't make a summer.  Plus, that whole team was insulated from the rest of the company - which pretty much means the HW...
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