Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Apr 2012 01:00 UTC
Legal "Former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz took the stand here today as a witness for the defense, and disputed Oracle's claim that Java APIs were proprietary code from Sun. Google's lawyer, Robert van Nest, asked Schwartz whether, during his tenure at Sun, Java APIs were considered proprietary or protected by Sun. 'No,' Schwartz said in explaining the nature of open software, 'These are open APIs, and we wanted to bring in more people... We wanted to build the biggest tent and invite as many people as possible.'" Whoopsie for Oracle.
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really?
by siki_miki on Fri 27th Apr 2012 07:24 UTC
siki_miki
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2006-01-17

Wasn't he pointing out to Oracle that they can sue Google for patents, at the time the negotiations took place?

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RE: really?
by cyrilleberger on Fri 27th Apr 2012 09:31 in reply to "really?"
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2006-02-01

First of all there is no evidence of that. Second of all, patents don't cover APIs, and concerning APIs, Oracle is asserting copyright violation.

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