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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I'm not quite sure where you got all that, but if you look at how Debian and most distributions do it, they don't install Mono OR Java by default, at least not Sun's Java, they use the OpenJDK, which is basically the 'Open source Java that Sun backed."

Now according to Wikipedia, both are 'mostly' GPLv2.

The problem is there are bits of both, namely class libraries for Java and other bits for .Net that can't be GPL due to whatever.

The heart of the problem with Google's 'java' is that you can't take something written with the java language that is made to work with Dalvik, and use it on any other Java VM.

Breaks the whole "run anywhere" philosophy.

Python FTW!

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