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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Evil Oracle
by theuserbl on Thu 28th Oct 2010 22:10 UTC
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I am shocked. Oracle still sue Google, because of Android.

Jonathan Schwartz congrats on 2007 Google
and Oracle sue them.

Oracle have itself pushed off OpenSolaris, they will lost (its now LibreOffice), they will lost MySQL (its now MariaDB) and they will lost Java.

Oracle goes the way, the SCO Group goes before. And they will end at the same point.
Sadly, they smash so nice products against the wall.

Edited 2010-10-28 22:14 UTC

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RE: Evil Oracle
by olefiver on Fri 29th Oct 2010 16:43 in reply to "Evil Oracle"
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Oracle is suing Google.
Neither Sun, nor Jonathan Schwartz, are suing Google.
Jonathan Schwartz has left Sun, which has been swallowed by Oracle.

So Jonathan Schwartz congratulated Google on Android. The Oracle decisionmakers couldn't care less.

Edited 2010-10-29 16:45 UTC

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