The Samsung report - What can we learn?
I was taking a look at Samsung's report when they were comparing their Android implementation to iOS. While unimportant, I want to clarify that my opinion is that Samsung 'did' blatantly copy a number of Apple's UI concepts, and that I am absolutely fine with this and do not feel that it was immoral, improper, or underhanded. When I was a professional guitarist, only a small percent of my playing was truly original. The rest was inspired by those that came before me.
Looking at Samsung's internal report, I wonder how much of what they discovered could be leveraged to improve the look and feel of typical linux DE's (Gnome, KDE, etc). I also wonder if anyone has done a qualitative analysis of OSX when compared to KDE/Gnome/E17.
Either way, the report is pretty fascinating to me, and probably a worthwhile read.
Last edited by russofris; 08-13-2012 at 01:05 PM.
I don't think they have the resources to do something like that. They are not companies after all. They might get inspired by some of its features but thats all i think.
Originally Posted by russofris
And to add to that i am not sure how easily someone with knowledge or ideas or designs can get involved in a project where certain people do certain stuff. ie if i go to Raster (random choice i just don't know who is responsible for the other DEs) and say "Hey i have this cool designs (icons panels etc),UI and UX ideas will you code them in e17" the answer is probably going to be "Sod off"
Last edited by 89c51; 08-13-2012 at 05:35 PM.
삼성전자 (Samsung Electronics) is Korean company.
Originally Posted by khono
Agreed, It's nothing new for companies to do this. All companies do competition comparisons. It's rare that the reports become public though, which is why I found the analysis so fascinating.
According to Apple's view of what is patent infringement all cars are the same. We know this isn't true. Form follows function, it is that simple.
Well, since iPhone was a ripoff of another Korean company (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LG_Prada), this is essentially poetic justice.
Naturally, money talks in the justice system, so LG cannot sue Apple.