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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by kurkosdr on Fri 27th Apr 2012 09:49 UTC
kurkosdr
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2011-04-11

Lesson learned: Don't use Java.

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RE: Re:
by Kebabbert on Fri 27th Apr 2012 09:57 in reply to "Re:"
Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

Lesson learned: Don't use Java.

If you are only building apps, then it is no problem using Java.

If you are designing and implementing programming languages based on Java, then you should be careful.

How many does designs and builds programming languages based on Java? Not many. Most companies just use Java to write software, and there is no problems with that.

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RE: Re:
by moondevil on Fri 27th Apr 2012 10:32 in reply to "Re:"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Lesson learned: Don't use Java.


Correction:

Lesson learned: Don't use any company specific language.


This means no:

- Objective-C
- C#
- Java
- F#
- VB
- Delphi
- ...

If you want language freedom, you should use ISO/ANSI languages, or complete open source ones.

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RE[2]: Re:
by jgagnon on Fri 27th Apr 2012 12:07 in reply to "RE: Re:"
jgagnon Member since:
2008-06-24

I will not give up my Delphi. :p But I am trying to branch out into FreePascal.

I also use Python on occasion and am dabbling with Lua.

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RE[2]: Re:
by BluenoseJake on Fri 27th Apr 2012 14:43 in reply to "RE: Re:"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

C# is both an ECMA (ECMA-334) and ISO (ISO/IEC 23270:2006).

Good try though.

Edited 2012-04-27 14:44 UTC

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