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[4]: People forget
by nt_jerkface on Sat 14th Aug 2010 13:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: People forget"
nt_jerkface
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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?


It is not completely different, the lawsuit was about more than copyrights. You need to read about the Microsoft Virtual Machine:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Java_Virtual_Machine

You do realize that Android not only uses the Java language but there are core Java libraries running in the virtual machine, right?

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