The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Obama administration for its views on an appeals court’s conclusion that Oracle’s Java application programming interfaces are protected by copyright.
The move (PDF) by the justices indicates that the high court is interested in the hotly contested intellectual property dispute. But whether the Supreme Court will enter the legal thicket won’t be announced until after the administration responds in the coming months.
Yes, this Oracle idiocy is still a thing.
Oracle started by doing what Sun wanted to do, but lacked the money.
However. Oracle is now pushing this too far. But on the other hand, the Android team is pretty sure not to want anything else on Android but Java, as of Google IO 2014.
Maybe in the end they will just settle, and the happy ones will be both layer firms.