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[6]: Switch to C#
by CaptainN- on Wed 14th May 2014 19:44 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Switch to C#"
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An assertion that .NET and C# (or mono) has a better license for Google's use (Apache 2.0) is better than Java's, for which Google has absolutely no license or rights at all - is fact, not opinion. It's actually a simple fact too, based in long standing patent and copyright law, but it keeps getting lost to the anti-Microsoft tribalism devouring this thread.

That .NET is technically better than Java is opinion for sure, but I think a strong case can be made. I say this as someone who is new to both Java and C# - a lot of things are way easier to pull off in C#. async is a thing of pure beauty in c#, and Java just doesn't have anything comparable. Delegates and lamda functions are crazy useful (almost like JavaScript). Built in event properties in c# - so great. On the other side, inline classes in Java are kind of neat.

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