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[3]: Remember SCO
by Lunitik on Fri 13th Aug 2010 21:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Remember SCO"
Lunitik
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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[4]: Remember SCO
by TemporalBeing on Fri 13th Aug 2010 22:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Remember SCO"
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2007-08-22

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.


But Davlik isn't marketed Java, while M$'s JVM was. That's a bit difference. Improvements to Davlik VM won't likely mean anything to the larger JVM or J2ME communities.

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RE[5]: Remember SCO
by pns.sri on Sat 14th Aug 2010 05:14 in reply to "RE[4]: Remember SCO"
pns.sri Member since:
2009-06-20

"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.


But Davlik isn't marketed Java, while M$'s JVM was. That's a bit difference. Improvements to Davlik VM won't likely mean anything to the larger JVM or J2ME communities.
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Yes. Thats the reason why there suing for patents. Problem is technology created by SUN is getting used by Google. Google is making money. If someone says Andriod is free and Google is not making money out of it, think again. They made it to make sure they get Ad revenue from it. Will the open source their Ad technology? If they ever do it, will they allow someone to change it and get money out of it and they not getting much from it?
SUN, an amazing company who invested lot of money in R&D wouldnt exist if Oracle didnt buy it. SUN would go bankrupt in a few years. before it got bought, it was trading for exact value of money it has in cash. I would even say companies like Google killed one of the best research company, SUN.

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