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: Mouse Trap
by graig on Wed 6th Oct 2010 03:40 UTC in reply to "Mouse Trap"
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2010-09-18

if you open source someone, you should basically have given them the rights to use all patents, as you gave them the right to use the code the patents cover, it's pretty much implied that you gave the right to the patents also.

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