Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Aug 2010 22:58 UTC, submitted by Alex Forster
Legal We're far from done with the Oracle v. Google lawsuit. The search giant has responded to the lawsuit, and Miguel De Icaza has provided a very interesting insight into the case. His report has been confirmed by James Gosling, known as the father of Java who left Sun right after the merger. Icaza speculates that the potential to monetise on Java by suing Google was pitched by Jonathan Schwartz during Sun's sales talks with Oracle. Oh boy.
Permalink for comment 436748
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: People forget
by dylansmrjones on Sat 14th Aug 2010 00:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: People forget"
dylansmrjones
Member since:
2005-10-02

The two cases are not even remotely similar. The MS-case was centered around Microsoft calling its Java-clone/implementation for Java without actually meeting the specs. The implementation was incomplete and therefore Microsoft wasn't allowed to call it Java.
The copyrights and trademarks violation were merely results of the incomplete and incorrect implementation.

The Google-case is completely different. It is not Java, it is not called Java, and it is not directly compatible with Java. I wonder who is next. Kaffe?

Reply Parent Score: 7