Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th May 2014 18:36 UTC
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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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RE[4]: or with OpenJDK
by WorknMan on Fri 9th May 2014 23:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: or with OpenJDK"
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They then came up with Dalvik and used Harmony for the base Java support.


For the non-Java programmer, what does that mean specifically?

Whatever the case, it seems that Google knew they were on shaky ground, esp if they didn't get explicit permission from Sun to use the parts that they didn't have a license for.

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