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: But what about GPL?
by panzi on Thu 28th Oct 2010 23:58 UTC in reply to "But what about GPL?"
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I wonder the same thing. And yes, dalvik is Apache License (BSD like) and not GPL, so this is a breach of the GPL. So Oracle is actually an advocate for the GPL and this is a GPL violation!?

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