Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Oct 2010 14:55 UTC
Legal Speaking of patent lawsuits - somebody pointed out to me that both Oracle and Google are members of the Open Invention Network. This struck me as odd - doesn't the OIN license require you to promise not to assert your patents against Linux systems? And, uhm, isn't that kind of what Oracle is doing right now? Well, yes, they might be suing a Linux System - but they're not suing a Linux System as defined by the OIN.
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Nice try...
by kap1 on Thu 7th Oct 2010 15:16 UTC
kap1
Member since:
2006-05-12

Nice try, would have been pretty funny for Oracle to have got caught out here.

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RE: Nice try...
by bfr99 on Thu 7th Oct 2010 19:04 in reply to "Nice try..."
bfr99 Member since:
2007-03-15

As Adam Smith pointed out a long time ago, agreements among competitors are seldom created in order to benefit their customers.

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