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Topic # 66169 13-Aug-2010 20:30
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Not sure how this will end but the lawyers are bound to do well out of it...

Posting from Engadget - http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/12/oracle-sues-google-over-java-patent-infringement-in-android/
 
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  Reply # 367418 14-Aug-2010 00:11
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Patent's on abstract things like software are retarded, thankfully Europe and NZ hasn't followed the US down that stupid path.

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  Reply # 367451 14-Aug-2010 07:26
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Not sure what Oracle are trying to prove here - I thought Java was free to use for everyone.  They certainly have been using it for years in their products prior to purchasing Sun.  

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 367563 14-Aug-2010 14:45
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Dom007: Not sure what Oracle are trying to prove here - I thought Java was free to use for everyone.  They certainly have been using it for years in their products prior to purchasing Sun.  


Oracle bought Sun....and Oracle do nothing for free. People have been predicting a rocky road ahead for Java once oracle came into the picture.

Sun should have Open Sourced it.  
 




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  Reply # 367565 14-Aug-2010 14:45
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I'm a bit confused too.. I thought that was why Google took a copy of it...

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  Reply # 367616 14-Aug-2010 17:21
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Java is free to use, but the virtual machine and compiler have always been closed source, as far as I know.

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  Reply # 367850 15-Aug-2010 15:11
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There is plenty of prior art for JIT compilers the whole thing is lawyers abusing a broken patent system to make money and help large owners of patent portfolio's stifle and extract money from competitors.

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