Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Nov 2011 17:25 UTC
Oracle and SUN Now that Hewlett-Packard appears to be a little tipsy, not really knowing where it is and what it's doing, Reuters is reporting that the company is working on selling its webOS operating system. HP acquired webOS as part of its purchase of Palm, made a big fuss about the whole thing, and then let it fizzle out. The company rumoured buy webOS? Oracle.
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Comment by arpan
by arpan on Tue 8th Nov 2011 19:22 UTC
arpan
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2006-07-30

[quote] Well, Oracle has close ties to Apple, since Oracle's CEO, Larry Ellison, was one of Steve Jobs' closest friends. This explains - in large part - Oracle's interest in suing Google over Android's use of Java technologies.[/quote]

Riiiight.

It couldn't possibly be because Oracle stands to make a pile of money if they win the case. And it of course could have nothing to do with Sun highlighting the opportunity to sue Google & Android when selling their company.

No, of course that's too outrageous. The most obvious answer is "it's a conspiracy."

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RE: Comment by arpan
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 8th Nov 2011 19:26 in reply to "Comment by arpan"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

[quote] Well, Oracle has close ties to Apple, since Oracle's CEO, Larry Ellison, was one of Steve Jobs' closest friends. This explains - in large part - Oracle's interest in suing Google over Android's use of Java technologies.[/quote]

Riiiight.

It couldn't possibly be because Oracle stands to make a pile of money if they win the case. And it of course could have nothing to do with Sun highlighting the opportunity to sue Google & Android when selling their company.

No, of course that's too outrageous. The most obvious answer is "it's a conspiracy."


Sun was not a sue-happy company. It wasn't in their DNA.

The attacks on Android came all at once: Microsoft, Oracle, and Apple. Three companies with extremely close, long-lasting ties to one another. This is not conspiracy-thinking - it's common sense. Everybody with more than two braincells to rub together has already figured this one out.

What's more likely - three large companies with strong ties to one another attacking Android all at once *by accident*, or *by plan*?

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RE[2]: Comment by arpan
by MOS6510 on Tue 8th Nov 2011 20:57 in reply to "RE: Comment by arpan"
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2011-05-12

What one assumes to be likely doesn't automatically turn in to solid proof.

Companies sue each other al the time. Google tried to rip Oracle off with Java, Oracle was bound to sue them. A number of Android device makers ripped off Apple with their iOS imitations, Apple was also bound to sue. And why would Microsoft pass up any easy money if companies use stuff they own the patents to?

Google & friends created a situation that almost forced companies to take legal action. Companies don't start suing to do another company a favor, unless there is something in it for them and so they might as well sue without any deal.

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