Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th May 2012 01:08 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source John Sullivan, executive director of the Free Software Foundation: "Were it grounded in reality, Oracle's claim that copyright law gives them proprietary control over any software that uses a particular functional API would be terrible for free software and programmers everywhere. It is an unethical and greedy interpretation created with the express purpose of subjugating as many computer users as possible, and is particularly bad in this context because it comes at a time when the sun has barely set on the free software community's celebration of Java as a language newly suitable for use in the free world. Fortunately, the claim is not yet reality, and we hope Judge Alsup will keep it that way." Couldn't agree more.
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RE[6]: Crazy FSF
by kwan_e on Thu 10th May 2012 06:38 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Crazy FSF"
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Let me use the numbers correctly

They're lobbying for world peace, hence their motto Don't be evil.

Yes, it is Google's own blog so what is in there must be taken with a bag of salt.

But seriously, you proved that you are mentally unfit for any rational conversation, picking up magic numbers and making voodoo interpretations - "ooh, $500K is less that $5M, therefore Google is Satan incarnate".

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