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[2]: People forget
by sithlord2 on Sat 14th Aug 2010 09:47 UTC in reply to "RE: People forget"
sithlord2
Member since:
2009-04-02

Ok, I'm trying to figure out what the lawsuit is about.

According to the article you linked, Google took "bits and pieces" of Java, threw in their own stuff, and stuck the "Java"-label on it. In my opinion, this does violate some laws.

For example: When I take a Sony TV, and a I start replacing some parts which other parts I have lying around in my basement. Then, I start selling these TV's in stores as "Sony" TV's... I think this does violate copyright laws, and could even be considered forgery in some countries...

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RE[3]: People forget
by dylansmrjones on Sat 14th Aug 2010 11:25 in reply to "RE[2]: People forget"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Actually Google did not take any code from Java, nor did they put the Java-label on it. And this is not about breaking laws, but violating licenses, patents and trademarks. Think of contract violation - it is not illegal, but you are liable to pay compensation. But it is not a legal offense per se.

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RE[4]: People forget
by nt_jerkface on Sat 14th Aug 2010 18:45 in reply to "RE[3]: People forget"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

How many times does this have to be posted?

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.

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

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