The Subtle Developer Exodus From the Mac App Store
The App Store replaces your shopping cart and shipping desk, not your sales and marketing department.
It also replaces 30% with nothingness, since, as you said, you still need your sales and marketing departments.
I've yet to read any developers say that the MAS replaced their departments, thereby making the "Apple MAS Tax" of any real value.
Lego Ends Shell Partnership Under Greenpeace Pressure
I'm pretty sure nobody at LEGO or the producers of the movie signed off on any of that!
On Software Patent Lawsuits Against OSS
Couldn't we just sue the patent office for not doing its job right and causing all this harm to others (developpers, etc.) that end up having to cleaning up the mess the PTO created out of their own pockets?