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[2]: So Android
by Almafeta on Fri 29th Oct 2010 17:39 UTC in reply to "RE: So Android"
Almafeta
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Google only copied it from Harmony, probably assuming the code was clean because it's Apache's.


If only Google had access to some sort of search device that searched through open-source projects. A "Google Codesearch," if you will.

But who could invent such a crazy moon gadget?

Edited 2010-10-29 17:43 UTC

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