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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Copyrightable Patents
by ruinevil on Wed 23rd May 2012 21:24 UTC
ruinevil
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If API are copyrightable, Oracle is gonna get eviscerated by IBM, which owns the original SQL copyrights. Selling SQL databases and services is Oracle's primary business after all.

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