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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d.marcu
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2009-12-27

Tell me how an informl "Congratulations on your use of JAVA" can be read as "I'm granting you a free and unconditional license to use our patented technologies."


think of it this way: a girl picks you up in a bar, tells everyone she'll f*** you till your brains pop out, she films it, posts it online, and then she accuses you of rape!

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

"Tell me how an informl "Congratulations on your use of JAVA" can be read as "I'm granting you a free and unconditional license to use our patented technologies."


think of it this way: a girl picks you up in a bar, tells everyone she'll f*** you till your brains pop out, she films it, posts it online, and then she accuses you of rape!
"

Your analogy is bollocks. Sun praising Google for embracing the "Java Platform" does not mean praising them for "creating an alternative platform to Java".

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