Shuttleworth: Oracle's Java Lawsuit 'An Extremely Unsophisticated Move'
Aug 16, 2010, 19:33 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Last week's move by Oracle to sue Google over Java use
in the Android open source mobile operating system, may well end up
having an impact that effects far more that just Android. And that
has some key stakeholders in the open source community concerned.
"Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu Linux, is among those in
the community who don't see a positive outcome from Oracle's
lawsuit, which was based around claims of Linux-based Android
wrongfully treading on Oracle's patented Java code and
""It's an extremely unsophisticated move by someone at Oracle to
launch a patent-based lawsuit, and it's clearly going to be a
significant setback for their relationship with the broader open
source community, which is a significant part of many of their
products," Shuttleworth told InternetNews.com."