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[10]: Oracle - New Villain?
by ahmetaa on Fri 13th Aug 2010 07:20 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Oracle - New Villain?"
ahmetaa
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2005-07-06

Correct. However, licensing was made for preventing a lawsuit.

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RE[11]: Oracle - New Villain?
by draburn on Fri 13th Aug 2010 07:27 in reply to "RE[10]: Oracle - New Villain?"
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2010-03-05

I thought that licensing was made to earn money...

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RE[12]: Oracle - New Villain?
by gnufreex on Fri 13th Aug 2010 08:33 in reply to "RE[11]: Oracle - New Villain?"
gnufreex Member since:
2010-05-06

I thought that licensing was made to earn money...

Not if you are licensee. Is is made to prevent getting sued.

And if you are licensor, there is not earning involved. Word "earn" imply that it is deserved money.

Extortion and racketeering is more accurate word when talking about patents.

Patents are a way to claim ownership of something that other people made.

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