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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Oracle FUD
by SonicMetalMan on Sat 14th Aug 2010 15:41 UTC
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Regardless of the "is it really java?" argument I see that prevails in this thread, I am mostly disturbed at the mere notion of this pointless lawsuit. I have barely begun to get over the SCO debacle and now Ellison pulls a Darl McBride. Those two guys top my "most reviled" list in tech world.

Android is clearly going to become the dominant smartphone platform, and this is simply the most detestable method imaginable to try and steal a piece of the pie. If this actually makes it to trial, I would dearly love to see the presiding judge throw this out with a comment like "this is stupid", which would of course be entirely true.

Hey, I can dream the impossible dream.

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