Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Apr 2012 19:17 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Legal Java creator James Gosling: "Just because Sun didn't have patent suits in our genetic code doesn't mean we didn't feel wronged. While I have differences with Oracle, in this case they are in the right. Google totally slimed Sun. We were all really disturbed, even Jonathan: he just decided to put on a happy face and tried to turn lemons into lemonade, which annoyed a lot of folks at Sun." Ouch. Also, doesn't jive with Schwartz' comments - might be illustrative of how bad things really were at the once great Sun.
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Copyrightable APIs?
by kokara4a on Mon 30th Apr 2012 19:30 UTC
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This is all blah-blah. Unfortunately, this case is hugely important. What is at stake is whether an API is subject to copyright. If it's not then Oracle can go forth and multiply (or rather, move the case to the patent claims). If it turns out an API is copyrightable, then we are in for a huge mess.

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