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[2]: Oracle - New Villain?
by bazerka on Fri 13th Aug 2010 04:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Oracle - New Villain?"
bazerka
Member since:
2006-07-23

Sun originally invented Unix


Um, no. UNIX was created in 1969 by AT&T. Sun Microsystems didn't come into existence until 1982. Perhaps you're getting confused by the fact that one of Sun's founders, Bill Nealy, was a primary developer of BSD Unix *prior* to founding Sun?

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RE[3]: Oracle - New Villain?
by christian on Fri 13th Aug 2010 09:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Oracle - New Villain?"
christian Member since:
2005-07-06

"Sun originally invented Unix


Um, no. UNIX was created in 1969 by AT&T. Sun Microsystems didn't come into existence until 1982. Perhaps you're getting confused by the fact that one of Sun's founders, Bill Nealy, was a primary developer of BSD Unix *prior* to founding Sun?
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Bill Joy, surely?

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RE[3]: Oracle - New Villain?
by itanic on Fri 13th Aug 2010 10:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Oracle - New Villain?"
itanic Member since:
2008-08-03

You mean Bill Joy, also of vi fame?

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RE[3]: Oracle - New Villain?
by Mapou on Fri 13th Aug 2010 18:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Oracle - New Villain?"
Mapou Member since:
2006-05-09

My mistake. I was thinking of BSD Unix and Scott McNealy. Sun owns many patents on Unix subsystems. Scott once threatened to use them to force Steve Jobs to leave Sun alone. IIRC, Jobs wanted Sun to stop using some technology that belonged to Apple.

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