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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RE[4]: Comment by arpan
by MOS6510 on Wed 9th Nov 2011 07:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by arpan"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

I'd say if Google needs to license Java they need to pay a fair price. Considering the huge amount of Android devices out there that should be rewarding enough for Oracle.

However I don't see any mention of a deal with Apple or Microsoft to join in the fun to attack Google. They may very well have such a deal, which I don't believe, but Thom does. Neither of us have any proof. Companies have been sued for less.

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RE[5]: Comment by arpan
by dragossh on Wed 9th Nov 2011 09:21 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by arpan"
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2008-12-16

License Java? It's open source. The only thing needing licensing is JVM, and Google created Dalvik. I don't think creating your own version of something is stealing/unfair/whatever.

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RE[6]: Comment by arpan
by Not2Sure on Sun 13th Nov 2011 10:16 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by arpan"
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2009-12-07

I wish this would get decided or settled soon. Kinda tired of this uncertainty and "facts" being thrown around.

Edited 2011-11-13 10:26 UTC

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