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.
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confirmed by James Gosling??
by ciaran on Sat 14th Aug 2010 01:26 UTC
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"confirmed by James Gosling"

Gosling confirmed that Oracle showed an interest the patent situation between Sun and Google, but that's not the same as confirming the accusation that "Schwartz Pitched Google Lawsuit to Oracle".

I'm documenting the whole case here:

http://en.swpat.org/wiki/Oracle_v._Google_%282010,_USA%29

Update: Reading De Icaza's post (which he updated earlier today) - he didn't even initially say that "Schwartz Pitched Google Lawsuit to Oracle". No one said that. De Icaza just threw it around as a theory, and then he announced that it was confirmed by Gosling's post (which didn't confirm that at all).

This story has no substance.

Edited 2010-08-14 01:41 UTC

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