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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RE: I dont get it
by nt_jerkface on Fri 29th Oct 2010 00:59 UTC in reply to "I dont get it"
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Here is the GPL version:

Note the variable and method order in all 3 files.

The file in question is not from the GPL implementation.

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RE[2]: I dont get it
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 29th Oct 2010 01:04 in reply to "RE: I dont get it"
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Correction: the file is not from Classpath. The OP is referring to Sun's version of this class which is also GPL licensed. The Classpath file is from 2004, Sun's variant from 2006.

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RE[2]: I dont get it
by miker on Fri 29th Oct 2010 13:26 in reply to "RE: I dont get it"
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They aren't talking about the GNU classpath, the are talking about OpenJDK, not the same product.

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