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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RE[5]: People forget
by dylansmrjones on Sat 14th Aug 2010 03:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: People forget"
dylansmrjones
Member since:
2005-10-02

It is not Java. Comal-80 is not Pascal. Object Pascal is not Pascal no matter how similar to old Pascal it is. mono is not .Net. Kaffe is not Java, despite being more compatible than Googles offering.

Besides that you are missing the point. Google does not claim it is Java. Microsoft did claim their implementation was Java. Therefore the two cases are quite different.

But of course this case is obviously about Java and somewhat compatible environments. The case is simply not similar to the MS-Sun debacle.

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RE[6]: People forget
by Hiev on Sat 14th Aug 2010 03:58 in reply to "RE[5]: People forget"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

From http://developer.android.com/guide/basics/what-is-android.html

What is Android?
Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications. The Android SDK provides the tools and APIs necessary to begin developing applications on the Android platform using the Java programming language

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RE[7]: People forget
by dylansmrjones on Sat 14th Aug 2010 06:53 in reply to "RE[6]: People forget"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Still doesn't make the environment a Java-environment. You could write the same about Kaffe. Kaffe is not Java, but you can still write programs for it using Java. Unlike Googles offering Kaffe can run Java bytecode directly.

OTOH, it might be that you consider GNU/Linux to be Unix, or Wine to be Windows? In that case you could call Dalvik for Java, similar to calling Wine for Windows.

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