Google slammed with lawsuit by Oracle regarding Java in Android
0. phoneArena 13 Aug 2010, 07:09 posted on
The database company claims Google infringed on a number of its own Java patents in the Android stacks...
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1. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1017; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
does this mean tht android will be broken down from the OS tht is supposed to take over apple??
2. jaabubby (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)
Nope. It's a Java IP patent issue. Oracle has to prove that the JIT Java compiler and other patented logic-based software code were used to create it and other Android core platforms. The folly of open source.
3. jpropin (Posts: 152; Member since: 20 May 2010)
Whats the big deal? It's business. Everybody steals ideas and concepts from others and then puts a bow on it and calls it shiny, new and it's own. Android is no more 100% original than a fast food hamburger. But thats ok, cause Microsoft has pilfered ideas. Google has pilfered ideas. Apple has pilfered ideas etc......etc..... I'm sure even Larry Ellison & Oracle has pilfered a few over the years.You don't get to be one of the top 10 richest person's in the world worth over 20 billion without swiping a few things. This is all about ego. And Ellison is not short on that.
4. allboutverizon (Posts: 66; Member since: 20 May 2009)
So does that mean Java isn't open source. I've always been taught that anyone could use jave to create. The Java program itse;f that has been created is unique to the company that created such program.