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: Hard to Track
by telns on Fri 29th Oct 2010 19:14 UTC in reply to "Hard to Track"
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I should add, in my view the difficulty involved doesn't get Apache off the hook.

Once made aware, if it is true, they should correct it. The point is that even in good faith such a thing could easily happen.

The only person to blame morally (again, if this is true) is the person that knowingly took someone else's code.

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