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: ASF
by segedunum on Fri 29th Oct 2010 15:29 UTC in reply to "ASF"
segedunum
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2005-07-06

Nice one. I'm not interested in people comparing diffs and lines of code because it tells us nothing. What's more interesting is where this code came from and how it is licensed.

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RE[2]: ASF
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 29th Oct 2010 16:02 in reply to "RE: ASF"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I've had some interesting exchanges. They're currently investigating the claims, and will get back to me.

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