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[6]: People forget
by nt_jerkface on Sat 14th Aug 2010 23:07 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: People forget"
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

Using the java programming language does not equal being a Java environment, just like using C# does not imply using Microsoft.Net.


You said Java, not Java environment.

Stating that they don't use Java gives the impression that they have nothing to do with it.

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RE[7]: People forget
by dylansmrjones on Sun 15th Aug 2010 09:56 in reply to "RE[6]: People forget"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Yes I did. It has been very clear all the time for all involved that this is about the VM and the code making up the VM - and not the language. We all know that languages cannot be protected, and we all know the case between MS and Sun was never about the language, but using the Java trademark for an incomplete implementation of the Sun JVM and the resulting breach of contract as well as trademark and copyright violations.

Whatever arguments Oracle have, they will be equally valid had Google used CBM Basic, Locomotive Basic or Smalltalk or APL or Forth or whatever. Dalvik is not Java for the same reasons Kaffe is not Java. You can keep claiming the only the language matters, but you are wrong as usual.

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