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]: Switch to C#
by CaptainN- on Wed 14th May 2014 19:29 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Switch to C#"
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The facts are easy, but facts aside (brain science shows us that facts and objective reality are rarely useful to make persuasive arguments), embedded apps are developed on machines using something other than Android/iOS/WinRT. Windows is popular for Android app production and development. Xamarin.Android (embedded mono) apps can be developed with Microsoft's Visual Studio.

Having top level support for .NET in Android would be nothing but win for Microsoft. In the past leadership at MS didn't see things that way. Their new CEO seems to get it.

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