Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Aug 2010 13:57 UTC
Legal The entire complaint Oracle lobbed at Google has been available online for a while now, and after reading it through with my total lack of any knowledge of the inner workings of the American legal system, a few things did stand out to me as peculiar. We'll have to wait for a more detailed analysis by someone qualified to do so. Also, a few other notes about this case I've picked up online.
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RE: Remember SCO
by pgeorgi on Fri 13th Aug 2010 14:52 UTC in reply to "Remember SCO"
pgeorgi
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2010-02-18

SCO had no healthy primary business anymore when they started that never-ending story. Oracle does.

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RE[2]: Remember SCO
by vivainio on Fri 13th Aug 2010 15:01 in reply to "RE: Remember SCO"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

SCO had no healthy primary business anymore when they started that never-ending story. Oracle does.


Also note how quickly after Sun acquisition this happened. Might this (rights to Java, and especially right to sue over it) be one of the reasons Oracle acquired Sun in the first place?

They didn't need Sun to buy sun to write Java code themselves.

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RE[3]: Remember SCO
by Lunitik on Fri 13th Aug 2010 21:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Remember SCO"
Lunitik Member since:
2005-08-07

This looks like they're suing over Davlik, not Java itself. They want one Java platform, similar to when Sun sued Microsoft for a vastly modified Java.

Personally, I'm hoping this just gets resolved with Google getting a larger role within JCP, and any genuine improvements are moved back to JVM proper.

Java is in a lot of phones, and this has been one of the major reasons pick java as their language of choice. Google doesn't even make much money from Android directly, they're just the lead developers of the project.

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RE[3]: Remember SCO
by Neolander on Mon 16th Aug 2010 11:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Remember SCO"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

"SCO had no healthy primary business anymore when they started that never-ending story. Oracle does.


Also note how quickly after Sun acquisition this happened. Might this (rights to Java, and especially right to sue over it) be one of the reasons Oracle acquired Sun in the first place?

They didn't need Sun to buy sun to write Java code themselves.
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Things like this will happen as long as patents...
-Are owned and can be used by a company and not only by their inventors
-Can be vague
-Can last a very long time before reaching public domain

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