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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I dont get it
by panzi on Thu 28th Oct 2010 22:13 UTC
panzi
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2006-01-22

The original file from Oracle (Sun) states it's licensed under the terms of GPLv2 (even with Classpath exception). So what's the problem? Does Google violate the GPL and has licensed Dalvik under a incompatible license? So Oracle actually defends the GPL and hence free/open source software? Then Oracle would be the good guy here.

Can anyone tell me what's going on, please?

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