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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I don't think copyrighting APIs is possible.
by reduz on Mon 30th Apr 2012 20:40 UTC
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It's too easy to prove otherwise. Oracle's argument is that they have copyright over them because it takes effort to create.
If such was the case, then competition in the industry should simply not exist because making a product that is a just a copy of another that took a lot of effort to design and create would also be illegal. It's ridiculous.
Oracle strategy on Friday I think comes down more to the fact that they were totally on panic after J. Swchartz declaration and needed to urgently move somewhere else.

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