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 22:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
Bill Shooter of Bul
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You cannot modify Java and still call it Java without going through the certification process, but you can modify it and call it Jim's funky Language as long as you follow the GPL and other associated licenses.

http://openjdk.java.net/

Just looked there now, Ironically one of the companies to go through the certification process: Google.

http://openjdk.java.net/groups/conformance/JckAccess/jck-access.htm...

Obviously, this certification must relate to something other than Android as Sun/Oracle refuse to start the certification process on anything that runs on a mobile device. Which makes me wonder about Windows 8 and arm.

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