Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Oct 2010 22:29 UTC
Legal Yesterday, we discussed the claims made by Oracle about Google allegedly copying their code, and quickly enough, the web - I included - concluded that it looked like the code in question originally came from Apache's Harmony Project - although no one could find it in the current code repository. Earlier this morning, I contacted the Apache Software Foundation, and they cleared everything up: the contested class library does not, and did not, come from the Apache Harmony project.
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RE[5]: Google annoys me
by koki on Sat 30th Oct 2010 19:16 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Google annoys me"
koki
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It's basic human psychology. People who lack the ability to think for themselves are easily suckered into identifying themselves with groups, identifying themselves in such a way that they BECOME the group. As such, they will react violently towards anything that threatens their group...


Or that they feel may threaten their group, even when in fact it doesn't. This is something that you can also see in open source projects, where for many loyalty to the group becomes more important than objectivity. Great observation Thom!

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