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 went over the code
by segedunum on Fri 29th Oct 2010 15:19 UTC in reply to "I went over the code"
segedunum
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It really doesn't matter what someone thinks. The lineage of that code will need to be established, it will depend on how that code is licensed and if it was a Sun/Oracle employee that dropped that code in........

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