Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Aug 2010 01:32 UTC, submitted by JeremyPoulson
Legal I'm supposed to be asleep right now, but this news kind of hit me like a ton of bricks: Oracle is suing Google over its Android mobile operating system, claiming it infringes on its patented Java technology. Not a good week to be Google, is it?
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RE: Oracle - New Villain?
by lfeagan on Fri 13th Aug 2010 03:09 UTC in reply to "Oracle - New Villain?"
lfeagan
Member since:
2006-04-01

IBM is a paying Java licensee. Nokia uses IBM's J9 implementation as do many other mobile device manufacturers/developers.

Here is a list of some of the Java licensees:

http://java.sun.com/javase/licensees.jsp

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RE[2]: Oracle - New Villain?
by ahmetaa on Fri 13th Aug 2010 05:29 in reply to "RE: Oracle - New Villain?"
ahmetaa Member since:
2005-07-06

Android does not need that license. Google does not say, or want to say "this application is compatible with Java SE". Neither they claim using JME. They only mention Java the language, which does not require a license. The libraries comes partly from Apache Harmony project but Google don't claim to have a compatible JDK library either.

Edited 2010-08-13 05:30 UTC

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RE[3]: Oracle - New Villain?
by tyrione on Fri 13th Aug 2010 05:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Oracle - New Villain?"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

Android does not need that license. Google does not say, or want to say "this application is compatible with Java SE". Neither they claim using JME. They only mention Java the language, which does not require a license. The libraries comes partly from Apache Harmony project but Google don't claim to have a compatible JDK library either.


Keep dreaming. Google does need to license. And the courts will rule in Oracle's favor with the restrictions of said license.

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