“Florian Mueller has been killing it these past few months with his analysis of various tech patent suits on his FOSSpatents blog, and today he’s unearthed a pretty major bombshell: at least 43 Android source files that appear to have been directly copied from Java.” Update: ZDNet provides some compelling evidence that it’s not so.
Proof That Android Copied Java Code (Or Not)
Submitted by Geoff Floding 2011-01-21 Legal 10 Comments
It looks like the GPL stealing companies selling closed source Linux appliances, but in the reverse direction.
I do not know how Google will escape this one. Last time they scanned and made available tons of books without asking permission from any of the copyright owners. That went well, since they had the support of libraries, and tons of money to distribute to anyone who complained. But this time, Oracle might not be easy to silence.