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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RE: What comes next?
by pgeorgi on Sat 14th Aug 2010 07:54 UTC in reply to "What comes next?"
pgeorgi
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2010-02-18

Is there any important company left, that I can trust or like?

Companies aren't there to like or trust. They exist to make money to their owners (or shareholders in case of these pesty megacorps).

While privately held businesses might be somewhat more balanced (and care about customers or employees, or "fans" for that matter), traded companies have a legal obligation to screw those to the maximum extent possible as long as that improves the quarterly results of the share holders.

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