Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jul 2011 11:27 UTC
Google And the patent and lawsuit related news just keeps on coming. Sorry. Anywho, this one's a doozy. As we all know, Oracle - led by Larry Elison, who just so happens to be one of Steve Jobs' best friends, but this is of course entirely coincidental - is suing the crap out of Google over the use of Java in Android, claiming not only patent but also copyright infringement. Well, when Sun was still on its own, its CEO, Jonathan Schwarz, publicly and explicitly endorsed Android's use of Java in a blog post - a post that has since been removed by Oracle. But, as we all know, the internet never forgets.
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RE: Google deserves it
by Riddic on Tue 26th Jul 2011 17:31 UTC in reply to "Google deserves it"
Riddic
Member since:
2005-10-05

You seem to forget the contributions Google has made to the Linux kernel over the years.
They rely heavily on open source, but they're giving back just as heavily: Chromium, Android (in large parts open), Protocol Buffers, V8 ... need I go on?

Have a look:
http://code.google.com/hosting/search?q=label:Google

Edited 2011-07-26 17:33 UTC

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RE[2]: Google deserves it
by kovacm on Wed 27th Jul 2011 07:20 in reply to "RE: Google deserves it"
kovacm Member since:
2010-12-16

You seem to forget the contributions Google has made to the Linux kernel over the years.
They rely heavily on open source, but they're giving back just as heavily: Chromium, Android (in large parts open), Protocol Buffers, V8 ... need I go on?

Have a look:
http://code.google.com/hosting/search?q=label:Google

oh, yes, please go on! since Apple:

Webkit
CUPS
OpenCL
Grand Central Dispatch
launchd
...

it looks like that Apple is even greater fan of OpenSource than Google ;) and they "giving back just as heavily"

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RE[3]: Google deserves it
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 27th Jul 2011 07:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Google deserves it"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

WebKit and CUPS are not Apple's.

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RE[3]: Google deserves it
by JAlexoid on Wed 27th Jul 2011 17:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Google deserves it"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Maybe we could count the time and $$$ Google spends on GSoCs? Where a lot of projects aren't even valuable to Google in any imaginable way...

As FOSS supporters go, Google is the least self-centred of them. Sure Apple contributes a lot, but look what they contribute? Mostly stuff they are using internally and will benefit from a greater community.

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