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[5]: Switch to C#
by japh on Sat 10th May 2014 12:01 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Switch to C#"
japh
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2005-11-11


C# and the CLI (subsequently including the BCL, metadata format, runtime environment, et all) are both ECMA specifications and covered under a patent grant.


Are you talking about those really old version that are specified by ECMA? Because Microsoft stopped doing that a long time ago, though they are now talking about doing that again.

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