Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Fri 21st Jan 2011 17:20 UTC, submitted by Geoff Floding
Legal "Florian Mueller has been killing it these past few months with his analysis of various tech patent suits on his FOSSpatents blog, and today he's unearthed a pretty major bombshell: at least 43 Android source files that appear to have been directly copied from Java." Update: ZDNet provides some compelling evidence that it's not so.
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RE: This is updated now.
by glarepate on Sat 22nd Jan 2011 00:03 UTC in reply to "This is bad"
glarepate
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Is it still bad?

Will Oracle still not be quiet?

How much do you think they will pay?

And which party do you think will be doing the paying?

Just kidding, OK?

This is a good example of how things can spin out of control by being uncritically accepted and repeated without any follow-up research by the press. Not that most press outlets are qualified to research and report on something like this, but that's even more reason to take a more reasoned approach to it.

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