Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jun 2012 09:50 UTC
Legal "Oracle has agreed to accept zero dollars worth of damages from Google, three weeks after losing the major portions of the case in which Oracle accused Google of violating Java patents and copyrights in Android." From six billion to zero. It's not like Ellison needs the money. Pretty place.
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Great, now
by acobar on Thu 21st Jun 2012 10:06 UTC
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lets hope USA courts will fix these stupid nonsense litigations for good on next cases. Hopefully, on a not so distant horizon, a decision will be reached about patenting "ideas" instead of the original intention, which was about "real" products and "real" process.

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Eh. Eheheh.
by Radio on Thu 21st Jun 2012 10:06 UTC
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RE: Eh. Eheheh.
by gus3 on Thu 21st Jun 2012 10:18 UTC in reply to "Eh. Eheheh."
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2010-09-02

Odds are only 98% that that sign belongs to Larry Ellison. About the same odds of losing the case against Google.

Edited 2012-06-21 10:20 UTC

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deceptive headline from Ars
by gus3 on Thu 21st Jun 2012 10:31 UTC
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After all, it isn't as if Google were offering a few billion dollars. The headline makes Oracle sound like some pillar of the community who's temporarily down on his luck. "No, that's OK, I really don't need it, give it to someone who does."

As PJ likes to say, puh-leez. Google offered precisely US$0.00. Not even a penny.

Oracle has no choice but to live with it. Any other move on their part, and they run the risk of getting literally laughed out of court.

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You are missing the point
by vaette on Thu 21st Jun 2012 11:41 UTC
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What Oracle is saying here is that damages was always a red herring, they are chasing after ongoing infringement that would require Google to buy a license (which will probably be in terms of a cost per device). The maximum damages were always a lot lower than the potential of getting a slice of the Android pie indefinitely, and possibly being able to bring it back into the more Oracle-controlled Java sphere.

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RE: You are missing the point
by acobar on Thu 21st Jun 2012 15:27 UTC in reply to "You are missing the point"
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2005-11-15

And they failed miserably on this first round. Will they stand up and fight again? If good sense prevail about their last combat, may be not, but we are talking about Oracle on which case we never know. Perhaps, they see it like they lost a battle but the war is still going on.

They may try again but the more I see the whole picture the more I doubt they will succeed on any noteworthy aspect.

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lol... medical research and education
by FunkyELF on Thu 21st Jun 2012 13:15 UTC
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Here are the explanations of each of those...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zRN7XLCRhc#t=37m10s

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Lennie Member since:
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That talk was great, thanks for the link.

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Comment by Sodki
by Sodki on Thu 21st Jun 2012 13:17 UTC
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Oracle isn't accepting any damages. They're going for an appeal. This story is far from over.

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RE: Comment by Sodki
by robojerk on Thu 21st Jun 2012 15:14 UTC in reply to "Comment by Sodki"
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If I read correctly, Oracle has to accept the offer to promptly start an appeal.

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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 21st Jun 2012 15:39 UTC
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Morons.

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Not over yet
by fretinator on Thu 21st Jun 2012 16:03 UTC
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I think if Oracle plays it cards right, there is very much a chance that Google will have to pay twice the damages.

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RE: Not over yet
by shmerl on Thu 21st Jun 2012 16:20 UTC in reply to "Not over yet"
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2010-06-08

Unless they'll come up with some new claims - they probably won't get anything. But given that the whole patent / copyright system is rather broken and corrupt, they might find a loophole of course.

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RE[2]: Not over yet
by acobar on Thu 21st Jun 2012 17:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Not over yet"
acobar Member since:
2005-11-15

Hey man, I think your sarcasm sensor is running low. The double of zero is still zero. fredinator has a fall for that.

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RE[3]: Not over yet
by fretinator on Thu 21st Jun 2012 17:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not over yet"
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2005-07-06

I always forget to add the [s] [/s] tags.

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RE[4]: Not over yet
by acobar on Thu 21st Jun 2012 17:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not over yet"
acobar Member since:
2005-11-15

Come on man! We know you do it on purpose!

Hum, fell in the same trap!!

Edited 2012-06-21 17:49 UTC

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Android and MS
by Sauron on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 06:40 UTC
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2005-08-02

Now if only Google would stand up to MS over this Android licensing bullshit and get it negated through the courts too!

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RE: Android and MS
by Lennie on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 10:07 UTC in reply to "Android and MS"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

How would they do that ?

MS never asked Google for money (on Adroid or Linux related issues) ?

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