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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"then there was no point in negotiating with Google over licensing fee

I'd suggest a deeper look at those licenses. There was never a license requirement for just using the language or the APIs.

That's for the court to decide.

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tylerdurden Member since:

thus making the concept of license that more ironic...

Edited 2012-04-27 22:26 UTC

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