Linked by OSGuy on Fri 21st Jan 2011 22:22 UTC
Google "Sometimes the sheer wrongness of what is posted on the web leaves us speechless. Especially when it's picked up and repeated as gospel by otherwise reputable sites like Engadget. 'Google copied Oracle's Java code, pasted in a new license, and shipped it', they reported this morning. Sorry, but that just isn't true."
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Pamela Jones of Groklaw chimes in
by glarepate on Sun 23rd Jan 2011 18:37 UTC
glarepate
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2006-01-04

Since I have already fatmouthed about copyright infringement I will offer a link to what someone who has much more experience has to offer on the point. (o;)

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20110122054409107

She covers a lot of points that have been addressed here and elsewhere: what the role of fact checking and subsequent analysis is (Doh!) ; how to establish that copyright infringement has actually taken place ; willful, as opposed to inadvertent or unintentional infringement ; what the potential economic impact of any infringement might be and how that might affect any ruling(s) ; links to the court filings so you can see what they actually claim as well as what is not there ; how discovery plays out in terms of supporting or refuting claims.

Make some tea, coffee if you prefer. (;)

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