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[2]: I went over the code
by Kebabbert on Mon 1st Nov 2010 11:27 UTC in reply to "RE: I went over the code"
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In how many ways can you declare 10 variables? The answer is 10! = 3.6 million ways. Almost 4 million ways.

The probability that the Google programmer chose exactly the same ordering as Oracle, would be 1 in 4 million. Highly unlikely.

Chances are more than 99.99999% the code is a copy.

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