Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 21:41 UTC
Legal And thus, it ends. Despite a never-ending stream of doom and gloom from Oracle/Microsoft-funded 'pundits' regarding Google and Android (six hundred billion trillion gazillion eurodollars in damages!!1!), judge Alsup has just squashed all of Oracle's chances with a ruling that is good news for those of us who truly care about this wonderful industry: APIs are not copyrightable. Alsup: "To accept Oracle's claim would be to allow anyone to copyright one version of code to carry out a system of commands and thereby bar all others from writing their own different versions to carry out all or part of the same commands. No holding has ever endorsed such a sweeping proposition." Supreme Court, Ellison?
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by 1c3d0g on Fri 1st Jun 2012 21:32 UTC
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I want to scream on the top of my lungs today, I'm SOOO happy for Google! Who's your daddy now, Oracle?!? Another one of your useless lawsuits (and millions of dollars) have gone down the drain because you, Oracle, are far too greedy and want to either buy out your competition or sue them bankrupt. Well, this time your f*cking lawsuits backfired. Good for you. I hope you keep losing lawsuits left and right until you become a different corporation altogether.

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