Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Oct 2010 20:07 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Legal Now, this is an interesting development in the ongoing war against Android. Oracle didn't just sue Google for allegedly infringing its Java patents; it also claimed copyright infringement. Oracle has amended its complaint, and, fair is fair, they've got the code to prove it: indeed, Android contains code that appears to be copied verbatim from Java - mind you, appears. However, the code in question comes straight from Apache's Harmony project, which raises the question - would a respected and long-established cornerstone of the open source world really accept tainted code in the first place?
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RE: So Android
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 28th Oct 2010 21:16 UTC in reply to "So Android"
Thom_Holwerda
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You didn't read. Android didn't copy it. Harmony did (if true). Google only copied it from Harmony, probably assuming the code was clean because it's Apache's. We might want to wait for a response from Apache.

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