Linked by OSGuy on Fri 21st Jan 2011 22:22 UTC
Google "Sometimes the sheer wrongness of what is posted on the web leaves us speechless. Especially when it's picked up and repeated as gospel by otherwise reputable sites like Engadget. 'Google copied Oracle's Java code, pasted in a new license, and shipped it', they reported this morning. Sorry, but that just isn't true."
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RE[3]: Comment by Radio
by tanishaj on Sun 23rd Jan 2011 04:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Radio"
tanishaj
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2010-12-22

For another example, imagine that you make a product available as open source and make the code available publically via a Git repository. Now try loading the source to Microsoft Windows into a subdirectory in that repository. The Windows code is not part of your build and is not shipped in your product but anybody can use Git to download it to their local machines.

Are you in trouble or is this just a minor or irrelevant matter?

You are in a shitload of trouble is what you are.

Now think again of the Google example.

What Google seems to be distributing may prove to be unimportant but it sure does not sound legit.

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