Originally Posted by ryb
Sure. I was pointing at the idea of Android being so good for choice and competition that it would be bad if the legal system determined that it should be removed from use to satisfy The wrong done to Oracle. IF. I think the right thing to do is what the law allows as remedy to Oracle.
Forgive me if I'm not being clear enough. I admire the ability of some of the participants here to state their ideas succinctly and clearly.
It seems to me that if Google just did this one time, we might just write it off as a bunch of guys who are incompetent at this. But they knew they were violating Sun's IP.
They also violated Microsoft's, as we can see by how easy it's been for MS to wrest license fees from so many Android OEM's so far.
They violated Apple's.
They violated the Linux Foundation's code as well.
They helped Canadian companies illegally sell drugs here in the US for a number of years. They just paid the largest fine ever for that, $500 million.
They are under investigation both here, in Europe, and possibly in S. Korea for antitrust violations. Their attempts to put other companies out of business by stealing their business plans, is widespread.
Then we have their hard to believe excuse of "an error by one engineer" in placing software that steals passwords, e-mails, etc. from people's systems while taking photo's of the front of houses. This by the way, is software that Google developed specifically to do just that. They even patented it!
Then you could read all of the funky things Eric Schmitt has said over the years.
I don't trust these guys at all.