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: Epic fail.
by hscottyh on Fri 29th Oct 2010 21:21 UTC in reply to "Epic fail."
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2010-10-29

Copyrights and patents are not capitalism. They are protectionism, corporatism, fascism, or if you have use the word capitalism; it's crony capitalism.

True capitalism would not allow for one company to have a monopoly over another through coercion of the state.

True capitalism is a beautiful thing. The word is just misused today, the U.S. hasn't seen true capitalism in a long long time if ever.

Sorry for the rant, I just get tired of people calling corporatism capitalism. They are not even close. The customer is king with capitalism. It's completely opposite with corporatism.

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