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[8]: Comment by shmerl
by kwan_e on Fri 1st Jun 2012 05:49 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
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What I mean is, that if forking can be avoided by collaboration on one project - it's better than spreading efforts on incompatible implementations. (Well, in this case it isn't even forking, just incompatible implementation).

Aside from what I already posted about Dalvik converting bytecode, thereby not making it an incompatible implementation...

If forking can be avoided, probably yes. But in this case, can forking be avoided? I don't think so. Not if you want to have a register-based VM over a stack-based VM (as explained in the Wikipedia Dalvik article).

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