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 Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 23rd May 2012 19:11 UTC 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 cyrilleberger on Wed 23rd May 2012 21:23 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
cyrilleberger Member since:
2006-02-01

"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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You cannot modify Java if you are not Oracle, and Sparc is also proprietary. Now, whether it is worth 7 billions $ is an other question (but then Facebook was valued at a 100 billions...)

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