So now Microsoft is on the side of the good guys, and Google is evil. (and Apple). This lawsuit makes Google look bad and not on the side of free and open source like they want everyone to believe.
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@cheong:Its funny how Bass is against reinventing the wheel and rewriting the same software until he is for it. Nothing hypocritical about that. He is for reinventing the wheel if it is open source for his own reasons. I am for if I can make more money off selling the same stuff repackaged to the same users. I think the entire web adventure is rewriting the same software to run in a browser versus some other non browser based application.
Wow. Welcome back to 1990 where this was already working. This whole web technology thing is just about catching up to what was working 20 years ago without it on a regular app. (no web browser needed)
Yeah that backslide pays the bills so you can push the new stuff. This rewriting of software has been going on forever and just moves around operating systems and new hardware. I am not saying its a good thing it is just the majority of stuff being pumped out. It is not "reinventing the wheel", its taking the wheel and putting air pressure sensors on it and adding value to an existing product. Now if you take that wheel and stick some colorful tiles on it and call it better, we have a problem
@Bass:That sounds great and it would be nice if the world worked that why but it does not. Most software is similar to something already out there and tweaked for minor improvements. Most problems to solve are just like old problems with a some new ways to look at it. Most changes in software are because of hardware improvements or applying software to take advantage the new hardware. HoloLens, XboxOne, DNA chip mapping, large harddrives holding more data, faster networks, sensors for cars, planes, boats, etc. Improving the world is very noble but open source is not the only way to do this.
This plan was already doomed to failure with W8 and W10 with UA/UWP offers nothing to correct it. One GUI on all devices, no matter the screen size and capabilities, and expecting everyone to rewrite robust and stable applications with countless of dollars invested into them for so little in return (well, the usual Linux-soundbites) is just a stupid premise in the first place.
Very un-(classic)Microsoft actually.
Rewriting and retargeting applications is how a lot of us make more money. I am amazed on how many software developers talk about open source and Linux but never talk about how you do some work, package it and make money. Many on here just like to be a laborer and have the man pay you for work and you are basically a slave your entire career barely making real money. You are probably the religious type talking about frameworks, languages, etc. Think about games, game consoles, automobiles, houses, etc. If we were happy with the old stuff and never bought anything new the economy would stagnate. In summary, UA/UWP offers software vendors a new way to sell the same old stuff. Join in and maybe you can buy that Tesla.