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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by jrmckins, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. jrmckins

    jrmckins Android Expert
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  2. adrynalyne

    adrynalyne Android Expert

    A couple thoughts:

    So, Oracle is suing Google because they coded in java? ;) Good luck on that one.

    I think its more like Oracle is upset because Android JIT compiler blows away Sun's.
     
  3. killadanny

    killadanny Android Expert

    Oracle who?
     
  4. Valka

    Valka Member

    Agreed. The article isn't specific on violations but I can't imagine any valid basis. What's next, Microsoft suits since they're using linux?
     
  5. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Android Expert

    You know, the Oracle....the black lady from the Matrix?
     
  6. killadanny

    killadanny Android Expert

    Was leaning towards Harry Potter...anyway, they got guts, but Google will never let anything happen to their baby, and neither will I!
     
  7. euph_22

    euph_22 Android Expert

    I'm not sure if you made a hilarious sarcasm, or a apt analysis of Microsoft's business model.
     
  8. mrspeedmaster

    mrspeedmaster Android Expert

    Wow, this just got real....... I knew this was coming back in 2007.

    Read this article from 2007: Sun's worried that Google Android could fracture Java | Underexposed - CNET News

    Sun was very worried about Java being forked. Google was pretty much unrepentant

    And remember folks. If we look back in our history books, Sun sued Microsoft 10 years ago when Microsoft tried to fork Java with Visual J++. Guess who won,... Of course, it was Sun Microsystem.

    Since Oracle now owns all of Sun's portfolio patents, it just got interesting.

    We should also note that Larry Ellison is good buddies with Steve Jobs. They're like Silicon Valley bosom buddies. I wonder if there was any input from Cupertino.

    Here is the actual complaint:
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/35810897/Oracle-Google-Complaint

    David Boies is one of the lead attorney for Oracle on this legal battle. This is getting interesting. I can see where this is going.
     
  9. LoyalServant

    LoyalServant Android Expert

    Ohhh....no not him.
    SCO anyone?

    People hate SCO because of these same lawyers and it destroyed any possible business they had... and Boies has lost SO much money on SCO I bet he is at least assured a paycheck now... until the open source community cried foul and starts killing their business too.

    Why do I get the impression that Boies is after open source stuff?
    I would not be surprised if he went to Oracle offering his services.
     
  10. mrspeedmaster

    mrspeedmaster Android Expert

    Well, I read some more of this and this blog post from 2007, yes, 2007, explains why Oracle has a solid case:
    Stefano’s Linotype Dalvik: how Google routed around Sun’s IP-based licensing restrictions on Java ME


    I also read this comment on another blog:
     
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