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

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[6]: or with OpenJDK
by WorknMan on Sat 10th May 2014 00:37 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: or with OpenJDK"
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If I'm understanding the situation correctly, Google couldn't license the APIs under the terms they wanted, so they created their own virtual machine to try and work around it.

I guess this would be like Wine/ReactOS building their own version of the Win32 API from scratch, using the same function names? Which this court just ruled as illegal ....

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