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: It is google's fault.
by igf1 on Sat 9th Oct 2010 05:09 UTC in reply to "It is google's fault. "
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man, I gotta say it, I find the FSF's position on this matter, terminally disappointing. I mean, coming from a group that literally did exactly the same thing (cloned) to C and C++ and Python and Pascal and other languages. Google did, what everyone since the dawn of civilization has done. They saw something they liked and forked it. Hell, Java (my #1 lang BTW) is a derivative as is everything else. Google, played fair here, they re-designed it from the ground up, to suite their needs and they should have EVERY right to do so. They don't have to be bound by a licence that imposes one groups version of "freedom" on others. I personally think freedom has to fight for freedom regardless of (gulp) "alliance".

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