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Nathan Daniels Apr 17, 2012, 11:41pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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So Oracle is suing Google because of patent infringement, right? But I don't understand what Oracle's case is. Google uses Java for the Android but is that violating a patent? I've used Java for a whole bunch of things, including a couple Android apps but I didn't violate a patent, did I? So I am not sure what's going on. Did Google somehow modify Java is some way such that the Java used on Android is different than the Java used everywhere else and did that somehow infringe upon a patent?


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Reason † Apr 18, 2012, 01:12pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can someone explain to me the the Oracle/Google legal battle?
Oracle first filed suit in August 2010, claiming that Google illegally used seven [copyrighted] Java application programming interfaces that Oracle owns to help build the Android operating system. Google contends that the APIs it uses cannot be copyrighted because doing so would be similar to copyrighting a technique used to perform a task. Legally, techniques are not considered intellectual property.


http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Linux-and-Open-Source/Oracle-Sues-Goo...id-883386/

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Application-Development/Oracle-Google...Java-APIs/

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Dr. Peaceful Apr 18, 2012, 02:40pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Apr 18, 2012, 02:41pm EDT

 
>> Re: Can someone explain to me the the Oracle/Google legal battle?
Nathan Daniels said:
... I've used Java for a whole bunch of things, including a couple Android apps but I didn't violate a patent, did I? ...

Yes you did! You need to pay $1000 per line of code to Oracle. Make checks payable to Oracle America. Or pay in cash (preferred). XD

;)

Nathan Daniels Apr 18, 2012, 07:37pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can someone explain to me the the Oracle/Google legal battle?
Dr. řaz said:
Nathan Daniels said:
... I've used Java for a whole bunch of things, including a couple Android apps but I didn't violate a patent, did I? ...

Yes you did! You need to pay $1000 per line of code to Oracle. Make checks payable to Oracle America. Or pay in cash (preferred). XD

;)


Well it's a good thing I use C# almost exclusively now. Unlike Oracle, Microsoft would never... think about...

wait a second... Perhaps it isn't a good thing.

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