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]: Good news for .net?
by ndrw on Fri 13th Aug 2010 04:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Good news for .net?"
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(I'm assuming you're replying to me (not to yourself), please be more careful with threading.)

That's a promise by Microsoft, not by Oracle. I was talking about Oracle's actions here, not Microsoft's.

Google, who translates JBC to Dalvik bytecode, is getting sued because Java's patent exemption requires that you implement both the JVM and Java together and to spec, or else neither are covered.

Thanks, that's a useful information. If it is true, other java implementations would be unaffected (and you can then discard my earlier comment).

From your other comment:
Also, dismissing Mono as a viable implementation is equivalent to dismissing Harmony as a viable implementation.

Mono implements parts of .Net. I don't dismiss it.

But Mono is not .Net. Neither legally nor technically. It will never implement .Net in full (because it is either illegal or infeasible - for part that are tied to Windows). To me, Mono is just Mono - a separate product that happens to be compatible with .Net at low (runtime, language, basic class libraries) level.

I don't know much about Harmony but it looks like they want to be fully compatible with Java SE platform. And indeed, you can already find classes like javax.swing.* in their repository.

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