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"In its initial investigation, AEI (Affinity Engines) uncovered a total of nine unique software bugs ... in AEI's inCircle product that were also present in Orkut.com," according to the lawsuit.
"Affinity Engines has not provided any evidence to Google that their source code was used in the development of Orkut.com," wrote David Krane, the company's director of corporate communications, in a statement to Wired News.
makes me go hmmm..
Will they be lambasted with the same criticism that is so often heaped on MS with regard to the 'acquisition' versus 'innovation' of technology?
The only thing that could help would be someone like Yahoo coming in and start licensing Affinity WHO's technology to fund its legal battles kind of what Microsoft does for the people claiming that they own linux.
Hmmmm, did I just give someone an evil idea?
I have yet to see a truly convincing case against Google, but every company that's done it has gotten a huge amount of attention.
This one MIGHT have been convincing had they permitted the independant review, but I find that extremely suspicious.
[edited by: Jbrookins at 9:24 pm (utc) on June 30, 2004]