@ The Badger
>>Nope, you're buying into the whole monolithic intellectual property propaganda. (snip).<<
Nope, but without any real info about what the allegedly infringed patents are about en detail, and I didn't see that info so far, I will refrain from judgment on their validity, one way or the other.
My observation, which so far has not been disproved, was that here, like on most tech sites, there is a reflex to condemn anyone claiming intellectual property violations to patent-troll-hell (which circle is that in anyway?) unless he is proven innocent by some Saint of info-socialism.
As a matter of fact I am myself opposed to most purely intellectual patents, but that's a different story.
>>And not multi-billion (Euro) conglomerate Philips and their pals.<<
Doesn't matter. My point is that this is no little bullied start up, but a massive corp that could very well be bigger then Phillips and Pals and certainly has enough lawyers and legal consultants to have a) Prevented this whole stunt and b) come out of all this only slightly bruised. They'll certainly won't get much pity out of me.
>>Ah, the schadenfreude comes out to play. Don't let it distract you from what's going on in your own country.<<
Anything happening in Greece I didn't notice? Or do you mean the government stepping up checks of school buses? Oh yeah, fascism rears it's ugly head! ;-)