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Poll: Should Google accept that Android needs licensing?

I can’t resist turning to patent and licensing issues for the next Android poll. With the Apple-HTC settlement fresh in mind – HTC pays Apple price for licensing Android – the excellent Foss Patents sets the context.

Florian Mueller writes:

“Google should finally recognize that Android devices need patent licenses, that Android is not free no matter how often Google says so, and that one Android device maker after the other will seek licensing arrangements with Apple, Microsoft, Nokia and other significant patent holders.”


Poll: Should Google accept that Android needs licensing?

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