Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Aug 2010 01:32 UTC, submitted by JeremyPoulson
Legal I'm supposed to be asleep right now, but this news kind of hit me like a ton of bricks: Oracle is suing Google over its Android mobile operating system, claiming it infringes on its patented Java technology. Not a good week to be Google, is it?
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RE[2]: Good news for .net?
by kelvin on Fri 13th Aug 2010 08:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Good news for .net?"
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Like it or not, under Microsoft's patent exemption for C# this could never happen. Opensource or commercial, feel free to implement any of the following specifications without repercussion from Microsoft

This is only partially correct. As far as I recall, the Microsoft patent exemption only covers compatible implementations of .net (such as Mono). If one were to implement a semi-compatible clr which infringes on Microsoft's patents, one would be open for a patent infringement lawsuit.

It will be interesting to see which patents Oracle are claiming infringement on.

Disclaimer: I'm a big fan of both Mono and Java.

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