Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Aug 2010 22:58 UTC, submitted by Alex Forster
Legal We're far from done with the Oracle v. Google lawsuit. The search giant has responded to the lawsuit, and Miguel De Icaza has provided a very interesting insight into the case. His report has been confirmed by James Gosling, known as the father of Java who left Sun right after the merger. Icaza speculates that the potential to monetise on Java by suing Google was pitched by Jonathan Schwartz during Sun's sales talks with Oracle. Oh boy.
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Oracle pisses Everyone off....
by Anonymous Coward on Fri 13th Aug 2010 23:41 UTC
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2005-07-06

Really, all of the Oracle articles on the front page today should just be consolidated into an article with the above headline.

Honestly, the OSS community needs to shun Oracle and all of their products in everything, including their professional capacity. Yeah, Open Office is nice, but how long do you think Oracle will keep sponsoring it before pulling the plug?

At least it's under the LGPL so it can be forked, but maybe start gutting the Java parts out?

Ultimately, I think it would be cool to work on unoconv, formatting libraries, etc. so all Open Source office software (Koffice/Gnome Office/maybe a new release of siag for LXDE Distros... please!!!) can have a common underlying code base and still go their own direction.

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Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Ellison and Oracle are some kind of tropical island in the middle of the busiest shipping lanes ruled by a greedy tyrant.

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