Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Aug 2010 13:57 UTC
Legal The entire complaint Oracle lobbed at Google has been available online for a while now, and after reading it through with my total lack of any knowledge of the inner workings of the American legal system, a few things did stand out to me as peculiar. We'll have to wait for a more detailed analysis by someone qualified to do so. Also, a few other notes about this case I've picked up online.
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by targetnovember on Fri 13th Aug 2010 14:25 UTC
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I don't know if you can really just say "no one but lawyers will profit from this." Either way the lawsuit goes, there will be a precedent set that can either benefit Oracle or Google down the road. Yeah, the lawyers will earn a lot of money, and may get paid more than they should, but really . . . no one but lawyers will benefit no matter what? There's some deserved cynicism over US legal system, but the companies don't make lawsuits to pay lawyers out of charity.

Eventually, I can see something decided like Google using "Java" to describe something that's not really Java, and changing some code to make it all ok like how BSD got rid of a few files to separate itself from AT&T copyrights. But that's a naive, uninformed guess.

Edited 2010-08-13 14:25 UTC

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