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: table turned
by pgeorgi on Sat 14th Aug 2010 07:49 UTC in reply to "table turned"
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I wonder if this actually means that now is less risk to develop an .NET clone than an Java clone..

Nope, the patents might just as well apply to CLR as well - optimized initialization of objects, JIT mechanisms, preloading, OO security framework.
CLR isn't _that_ different that implementations are automatically safe.

The difference between .NET and Android might be that Microsoft paid Sun (as part of their 1.6b$ payment due to the lawsuit, or separately) to license all these patents. That still doesn't extend to other CLR implementations (at least that would be a very unusual licensing deal)

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RE[2]: table turned
by JrezIN on Sat 14th Aug 2010 10:19 in reply to "RE: table turned"
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I was talking about MS not legally pursuing other implementations (at least yet), unlike Oracle... but you also made a good point about the reach of these patents.

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