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 Modafinil on Wed 23rd May 2012 19:05 UTC in reply to "..."
Modafinil
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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 AnXa on Wed 23rd May 2012 20:27 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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2008-02-10

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

More like calculated attack against Android. Done as a favour for a friend. We have to remember that late Steve Jobs was friends with Oracle boss to the level that when Elliot got (re)married Jobs took the wedding photos... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Ellison#Personal_life

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