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Oracle vs. Google over Java

Aug 17, 2010, 00:05 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"Oracle is suing Google over the use of Java in Android and that may change everything about Java and open-source development.

"That's one heck of a claim. Unfortunately, the experts agree.

"Java, while never a key language in Linux, is the core language for literally hundreds of software development companies and organizations. They range in size from IBM with its J9 JVM (Java Virtual Machine) and Red Hat with its JBoss middleware stack to pure open-source projects such as the Apache/Jakarta, to individual developers who are members of the Java Community Process (JCP). It's hard to think of a software development business that doesn't use its own house-brew of Java somewhere in its product line or development stack."

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