Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th May 2012 18:04 UTC
Legal "If Judge William Alsup rules that APIs are subject to copyrights, he would overturn common wisdom in programming circles, potentially exposing many companies and developers who have built software platforms that openly mimic existing APIs. But that's not all. Such a ruling could shake things up for many other companies across the programming world and beyond." The fact we even have to worry about this speaks volumes about the state of the industry.
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java's future
by fran on Tue 15th May 2012 18:51 UTC
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Sorry, I know this is not stack overflow, but with such action will Oracle loose the good will of the programming community? i.e. will some programmers stop using it?
How does the competition compare, i.e. what could Google have used instead of Java?

One good thing I can see coming out of this case is that this will at least give some Java users a level certainty. And if Oracle looses it could actually be a good thing for Java?

Edited 2012-05-15 18:53 UTC

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