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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RE: Win Win Situation for Oracle
by JAlexoid on Fri 1st Jun 2012 01:15 UTC in reply to "Win Win Situation for Oracle"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

Just from what I read in the blurb, the decision could easily be overturned on appeal.

This sounds like our "friend" at "FOSS"Patents would say. You sure, you aren't him?

Either way Oracle wins from this.

How? Oracle downed a lot of money against a company that fought an incredible battle. Invalidating patents(ridiculously hard thing to do) and dodging the other claims.

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