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Oracle vs Google lawsuit could be a game changer



Its an IP lawsuit filed by Oracle for the use of Java APIs used on Android's. Oracle now owns Sun who developed the APIs. If Oracle wins, it could be a game changer and a huge setback for Google who is primarily using Java on pretty much all Android devices without paying a dime to Oracle.

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I would put a CSB at the end but this is not the OT.







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iPadThai
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I posted this on the O-T - LINK. The emails between Google execs make fascinating reading. They look pretty incriminating especially the one where the Tim guy actually talks about the need for Google to start negotiating a licensing deal for Java.





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Google is definitely going to write a check, the only question is how many zeroes it will contain.





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Google is definitely going to write a check, the only question is how many zeroes it will contain.


Wondering what precedent this will set for other companies looking to 'leverage' standard APIs written using an open source programming language. Not to forget the fact that google will continue to write checks as royalties until they find a way to replace Java.






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Yeah, the emails are pretty incriminating but google will continue to blur the line between java source code (which is free) and Java APIs(which are licensed). Oracle will argue they copied the code without paying for it.

Probably the best and most expensive lawyers in the country will turn this into an exhaustive mental chess match.






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UncleJEAUX
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Probably the best and most expensive lawyers in the country will turn this into an exhaustive mental chess match.

This

It will be frontpage WSJ material all summer.






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Yeah, the emails are pretty incriminating but google will continue to blur the line between java source code (which is free) and Java APIs(which are licensed). Oracle will argue they copied the code without paying for it.

Probably the best and most expensive lawyers in the country will turn this into an exhaustive mental chess match.


It would be amusing if Oracle wins and it backfires on them, with IBM sitting around saying, "Nice SQL database you got there...shame if something happens to it..."

Heck, the software industry is pretty much built on people ripping off each other's APIs and interfaces in some form or fashion.






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bump

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Not looking too bad for Google






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