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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Mouse Trap
by saidge@yahoo.com on Tue 5th Oct 2010 22:37 UTC
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Correct me if I'm wrong... but it sounds like Sun open sourced a mine field and kept the map under lock and key.

Now Google's stepped all over that mine field and never got the map, and Oracle armed the bombs.

That about right?

And remind me again, what good is open sourcing something without granting the applicable patent licenses?

It's like inviting someone to your house, saying 'mi casa es su casa' and then saying 'But if ye do summin I dun like, I'll shoot ya for tresspassin!'

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