Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd May 2012 18:25 UTC
Legal We've got some really good news for all of you: the jury verdict in the patent phase of the Oracle v. Google trial is in, and it's a unanimous one: no patent infringement. This means that the most Oracle could possibly get out of this is a few hundred thousand dollars if (and that's a very big if) judge Alsup rules that APIs are copyrightable. Oracle pretty much lost everything. Permit me to say, in your face, Ellison.
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by Hiev on Wed 23rd May 2012 19:03 UTC
Hiev
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2005-09-27

So, Oracle acquired Sun for nothing?

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by Modafinil on Wed 23rd May 2012 19:05 in reply to "..."
Modafinil Member since:
2012-04-28

So, Oracle acquired Sun for nothing?


It seems that way! ;)

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by umccullough on Wed 23rd May 2012 20:12 in reply to "RE: ..."
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

"So, Oracle acquired Sun for nothing?


It seems that way! ;)
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Well, except for the fact that Oracle has historically invested heavily in java-based technology and has a vested interest in making sure it continues to be relevant...

The lawsuit seemed to be just an extra money-grab that they salivated over during the purchase negotiations.

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by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 23rd May 2012 19:11 in reply to "..."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Only if suing google was the only reason why they bought sun.

They also got Solaris, Java copyrights/ official control of language, Sparc, and Mysql.

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by Modafinil on Wed 23rd May 2012 20:32 in reply to "RE: ..."
Modafinil Member since:
2012-04-28

Only if suing google was the only reason why they bought sun.

They also got Solaris, Java copyrights/ official control of language, Sparc, and Mysql.


All true, but all of those things (bar the control) were all freely available for anyone to use and modify.

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by Fergy on Wed 23rd May 2012 20:25 in reply to "..."
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

So, Oracle acquired Sun for nothing?

You would think you would buy a company because of its technology, contracts and people. Buying Sun so you can sue Google is almost as dumb as throwing out all your current and future products so you can be a windows phone shop.

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by Rugxulo on Thu 24th May 2012 22:53 in reply to "RE: ..."
Rugxulo Member since:
2007-10-09

I know I'm naive, but if they loved money so much, why did they spend $7 billion anyways? Why not just keep what they had (what, it's not enough?)? Spending $7 billion just to make more money seems a bit silly.

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