Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 21:41 UTC
Legal And thus, it ends. Despite a never-ending stream of doom and gloom from Oracle/Microsoft-funded 'pundits' regarding Google and Android (six hundred billion trillion gazillion eurodollars in damages!!1!), judge Alsup has just squashed all of Oracle's chances with a ruling that is good news for those of us who truly care about this wonderful industry: APIs are not copyrightable. Alsup: "To accept Oracle's claim would be to allow anyone to copyright one version of code to carry out a system of commands and thereby bar all others from writing their own different versions to carry out all or part of the same commands. No holding has ever endorsed such a sweeping proposition." Supreme Court, Ellison?
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Florian Mueller is wrong as usual
by Wondercool on Thu 31st May 2012 22:52 UTC
Wondercool
Member since:
2005-07-08

Can't wait for muellers response!

Seems EVERYTHING he predicts is wrong.
Looks like: In it for the money like a camwhore.

ps Was thinking about deliberately misspelling his name - to avoid publicity for him - but prefer search engines to see his name associated with bad connotations

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renox Member since:
2005-07-06

Nothing in this decision contradicts anything Mueller has said. You can dislike the guys overall opinions and direction, but he does do an excellent job at separating what is facts and what is opinion, and does present all the facts.
You're kidding? His report on Oracle loss is merely FUD stressing that it can be overturned on appeal.
That's *always* the case, so he is just restating the obvious to hide that the judgement is a loss for Oracle, even if the issue isn't settled yet.

[cut]of course a sufficiently large, complex and creative API would be copyrightable
Of course?? In Europe, they explicit banned copyrighting APIs.
IMHO the judge is just making sure that his judgment won't be overturned in appeal by stressing that his judgement only apply to this case..

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