September 30, 2011 - October 4, 2011 Starting 12 AM Friday to 11:59 PM Tuesday This problem affects all developers: THE BIG COMPANIES (Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Blackberry) are dragging their feet to assist with the Macrosolve and Lodsys patent bullying of small businesses, entrepeneurs, and developers. They simply are not being aggressive enough towards these companies. Without THE BIG COMPANIES' assistance, the app development community is vulnerable to the strategic attacks made by these companies. Since no Union for developers exists, individual developers are defenseless to the financial and legal bullying brought on by Lodsys and Macrosolve. Small companies and developers cannot afford to invalidate the patents claims made by Macrosolve and Lodsys. In protest, we have no choice but to voice our discontent for the lack of assistance. Have we not given our 30% of the cut for a reason? Starting Friday Sept. 30, 2011 to Tuesday October 4, 2011, developers may want to consider removing their apps from the App Market for 5 days to show their support for the developers community. You may lose a few dollars out of the process, but collectively, the disruption will help bring attention to this patent crisis. So you have to decide whether to lose a few dollars vs. losing much more when Macrosolve or Lodsys decides to go after you. For those who think by keeping your app on the market will allow you more visibility on those days, it only allows Macrosolve and Lodsys to discover you more easily. Don't be surprised if they elect to go after you. Then your worse nightmare will begin. There will be attempts to take this posting down. Share this message via email with other developers or use the link below. http://devsunite.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/macrosolve-and-lodsys/ Should THE BIG COMPANIES prevent developers from accessing their accounts,then removal of apps will begin the day they open up access again. The following companies below are not affiliated with this posting. They only represent a few of the many links related to the Lodsys and Macrosolve issues ( who are they suing and why are they suing ) --------- Lodsys --------- 1. http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=100387 2. http://fosspatents.blogspot.com/2011/08/lodsys-update-more- letters-to-android.html 3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14682700 4..http://groups.google.com/group/android-developers/browse_thread /thread/d302c998fb6479e6/21cb1e76b8e0c93f?lnk=raot --------- Macrosolve --------- 1. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2727904/posts?page=2 2. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/may/18 /app-developers-sued-over-patent-claims 3. http://www.readwriteweb.com/mobile/2011/05 /macrosolve-joins-lodsys-in-suing-mobile-app-developers.php September 30, 2011 - October 4, 2011 Starting 12 AM Friday to 11:59 PM Tuesday ----------------------- Amsterdam Legal Summit ----------------------- http://appsterdamlegalfoundation.org/
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