Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th May 2014 18:36 UTC

A San Francisco federal judge had decided that Oracle could not claim copyright protection on parts of Java, but on Friday the three-judge Federal Circuit panel reversed that ruling.

"We conclude that a set of commands to instruct a computer to carry out desired operations may contain expression that is eligible for copyright protection," Federal Circuit Judge Kathleen O'Malley wrote.

This is terrible news for the technology industry and us enthusiasts.

This case should have ended with this. Everything after that is a sham.

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Google Should Buy Oracle
by project_2501 on Fri 9th May 2014 21:19 UTC
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Google should just buy Oracle and be done with it.

And then open source all their code and IPR - and make a point of not using it themselves.

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