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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RE: C++ forever
by renox on Mon 30th Apr 2012 23:37 UTC in reply to "C++ forever"
renox
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I hope this legal uncertainty just kills off Java for good.


If the judge decides that APIs can be copyrighted, it won't kill just Java, it'll create a huge mess everywhere.

As for the patents, I don't know what exactly is the situation here, but those who use the GPLv2 implementation may be safe (due to the implicit patent grant but it's not tested in court so not sure).

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