Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Oct 2010 20:07 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Legal Now, this is an interesting development in the ongoing war against Android. Oracle didn't just sue Google for allegedly infringing its Java patents; it also claimed copyright infringement. Oracle has amended its complaint, and, fair is fair, they've got the code to prove it: indeed, Android contains code that appears to be copied verbatim from Java - mind you, appears. However, the code in question comes straight from Apache's Harmony project, which raises the question - would a respected and long-established cornerstone of the open source world really accept tainted code in the first place?
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It would be funny if...
by Tuishimi on Thu 28th Oct 2010 22:06 UTC
Tuishimi
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2005-07-06

...it was a Java (Sun/Oracle) employee who dropped that into Harmony.

And this is why I never follow coding conventions. J/K!

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RE: It would be funny if...
by panzi on Thu 28th Oct 2010 22:15 in reply to "It would be funny if..."
panzi Member since:
2006-01-22

And this is why I never follow coding conventions. J/K!

lol, thats an excuse I haven't heard before. ;)

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RE: It would be funny if...
by amadensor on Fri 29th Oct 2010 21:41 in reply to "It would be funny if..."
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2006-04-10

What if Harmony was the originator, and Oracle copied it from them?

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RE[2]: It would be funny if...
by Tuishimi on Sat 30th Oct 2010 06:20 in reply to "RE: It would be funny if..."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Either way, I'd get a chuckle. ;)

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