Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd May 2012 18:25 UTC
Legal We've got some really good news for all of you: the jury verdict in the patent phase of the Oracle v. Google trial is in, and it's a unanimous one: no patent infringement. This means that the most Oracle could possibly get out of this is a few hundred thousand dollars if (and that's a very big if) judge Alsup rules that APIs are copyrightable. Oracle pretty much lost everything. Permit me to say, in your face, Ellison.
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by cyrilleberger on Wed 23rd May 2012 21:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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"They also got Solaris, Java copyrights/ official control of language, Sparc, and Mysql.

All true, but all of those things (bar the control) were all freely available for anyone to use and modify.

You cannot modify Java if you are not Oracle, and Sparc is also proprietary. Now, whether it is worth 7 billions $ is an other question (but then Facebook was valued at a 100 billions...)

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