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 moondevil on Sat 28th Apr 2012 06:52 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Re:"
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As a consultant I use any tool my customers require, one of them is .NET, since the beta days. So I know it quite well.

Still, it is a company driven language.

As the standard does not cover any recent version, nor does it cover all the libraries usually required by any standard enterprise application.

Since the early days many companies got stuck by relying in such languages. But no matter, guys like us get to earn lots of cash in porting projects.

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