Oracle vs. Google over Java in Android is only the start.
Aug 14, 2010, 07:06 (23 Talkback[s])
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"I don't think Oracle suing Google over the use of Java
in Android has much to do with Android at all. I think it has
everything to do with Oracle monetizing Java anyway it can. That
spells big trouble for any company or developer who uses Java but
hasn't obeyed the letter of Java's intellectual property laws. I'm
looking at you, Red Hat/JBoss; Apache/Jakarta; and members of the
JCP (Java Community Process). Get ready. Legal trouble is coming
"I am not a lawyer, but I don't think you need to be one to
figure out why Oracle is doing this. Java and all its associated
technologies are very valuable. Sun was never able to squeeze much
money out of Java's IP (intellectual property). Sun preferred to
make its money by building programs around Java."