"With business down and customers leaving, we had more than a few choices at our disposal. We were invited by one company to sue the beneficiaries of open source. We declined. We could join another and sue our customers. That seemed suicidal. We were offered the choice to scuttle Solaris, and resell someone else's operating system. We declined. And we were encouraged to innovate by developers and customers who wanted Sun around, who saw the value we delivered through true systems engineering. So we took that advice.... In essence, we decided to innovate, not litigate."It certainly doesn't mean that Sun will succeed, but the company should at least be congratulated for resisting the urge to litigate when competition became to tough. This is the same strategy that we've been suggesting for quite some time. Why focus on litigating over things like patents, pissing everyone off, when you can innovate, offer a better product with greater value and make more money from happy customers? The obvious answer is that, in the short term, litigating may look to be easier and more profitable -- but it's a suicidal long term strategy. It slows down innovation, keeps a market smaller than it should be, and simply opens up opportunities for others to serve your customers better.
A mandolin player who once recorded with The Grateful Dead has joined the growing queue looking to give YouTube a legal shoeing.
Dell is facing a lawsuit from Andrew Cuomo, the New York Attorney General, on behalf of consumers in the state.
Sony today reported widening losses for Q4, blaming reduced sales of its last-generation PS2 games console and costs associated with the launch of the PS3.
It is much harder to find a job than to keep one.