Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Oct 2010 21:56 UTC
Legal So, Google has finally officially responded (thanks for hosting, Engadget) to Oracle's patent and copyright infringement lawsuit against the search giant's Android mobile operating system. Apart from boatloads of pages on how Google pretty much denies any and all claims, there's a lot of interesting stuff in there - stuff that doesn't seem to bode well if the courts do decide Google is infringing Oracle's patents. It also makes it crystal clear that anyone who values Free and open source software should avoid Oracle products like the plague.
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RE: Sorry Google stuffed up.
by wargum on Tue 5th Oct 2010 22:33 UTC in reply to "Sorry Google stuffed up."
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Look, if all you do is take a piece of FOSS and manipulate it in ways the license allowes you to and you can still be sued, something is terribly wrong.

I live in the EU, Germany to be specific. Software patents are illegal over here and an attempt to legalize software patents got rejected by the european parliament. It was the first time ever that the parliement rejected a bill that was proposed by the European Council.

So, at least for now, this is the sane part of the world I live in ;)

Think of the worst thing you can imagine, multiply this by infinity and you'll see just how bad software patents are.

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