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Author Topic: Oracle Attacks Google Over Android  (Read 2257 times)

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Oracle Attacks Google Over Android
« on: August 16, 2010, 05:43:57 PM »
http://telecomyatra.afaqs.com/news/?sid=1557_Oracle+sues+Google+over+Android

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Oracle Corp filed a patent and copyright infringement lawsuit against Google over its Android software, citing technology gained from the January acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

“In developing Android, Google knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property,” Karen Tillman, a spokeswoman for Redwood City, California-based Oracle, said in a statement yesterday. “This lawsuit seeks appropriate remedies for their infringement.”

Let the bloodbath begin~! :P
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Re: Oracle Attacks Google Over Android
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2010, 06:11:27 PM »

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Re: Oracle Attacks Google Over Android
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2010, 11:09:43 PM »
And here's the answer:
http://www.engadget....less-says-java-goes/

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We are disappointed Oracle has chosen to attack both Google and the open-source Java community with this baseless lawsuit. The open-source Java community goes beyond any one corporation and works every day to make the web a better place. We will strongly defend open-source standards and will continue to work with the industry to develop the Android platform.

Dunno. Sounds like a "Oooo! Think of the children!" argument going on about open source. I supposed the vampires lawyers will fight it out though.
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Re: Oracle Attacks Google Over Android
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2010, 09:25:10 AM »
Dunno. Sounds like a "Oooo! Think of the children!" argument going on about open source. I supposed the vampires lawyers will fight it out though.

... and not ultimately for our benefit  >:(

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Re: Oracle Attacks Google Over Android
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2010, 12:07:28 PM »
What really gets me is the whole lameness behind the suit.

The Java license is clear: even though Java is open source, Oracle grants a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to use Java.

It seems that Oracle is arguing that Google's Android has violated its Java patents by running on a mobile device, where it's not allowed, instead of sticking to the desktop, where it's permitted.

Oracle needs everybody to stay their place, and can't afford to have different versions of Java running where they aren't allowed. To do so would allow two things: it would challenge the neat division of what versions of Java run where, and it would mean people could then begin disputing how much they pay Oracle in licensing fees.

It's not so much about using Java as it is using Java Desktop on a mobile. These days smartphones are getting so powerful that such distinctions are fast becoming redundant.

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Re: Oracle Attacks Google Over Android
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2010, 09:06:40 PM »
It's nice how they wait until everything is nicely deployed before they say anything...
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