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    News - Former CEO of Sun states Android didn't need Java licence

    Google didn't advertise the use of Java or allow for cross-platform compatibility.
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    Re: News - Former CEO of Sun states Android didn't need Java licence

    Well at least this makes it clear what a money grabbing exercise this is by oracle. Just hoping for a judge with half a brain...
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    Re: News - Former CEO of Sun states Android didn't need Java licence

    On the Irony!!!

    This web page (the articel) need to install a web component... Java...


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    Re: News - Former CEO of Sun states Android didn't need Java licence

    Hmm, in "splitting hairs" mode I can't help thinking that perhaps Google does perhaps owe Oracle a small amount of money for the use of the (proprietary?) Java API's. That's not the same as needing a full Java license, which is what those greedy beggars in Oracle seem to be angling for.
    Personally I would have thought US$100M more than adequate compensation/license for the use of the API's. Unfortunately with the appeals process I suspect that this one will rumble on for years.
    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Well at least this makes it clear what a money grabbing exercise this is by oracle. Just hoping for a judge with half a brain...
    Half a brain? Doesn't that make him/her over-qualified to sit in on this kind of case?

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    Re: News - Former CEO of Sun states Android didn't need Java licence

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Hmm, in "splitting hairs" mode I can't help thinking that perhaps Google does perhaps owe Oracle a small amount of money for the use of the (proprietary?) Java API's.
    There's the rub though, Google didn't use Oracle's API's, they developed their own (apart from 9 lines of code that were inadvertently included by a programmer who used to work for SUN).

    From what I've read on this case the Judge seems quite clued up on what's going on - the jury on the other hand...
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    Re: News - Former CEO of Sun states Android didn't need Java licence

    Quote Originally Posted by MaddAussie View Post
    On the Irony!!!

    This web page (the articel) need to install a web component... Java...
    I noticed that with my laptop earlier. I denied it as I can't stand Java and dont install it at all now. Its plagued with viruses for web viewing and doesn't seem to add anything useful to websites.


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    Re: News - Former CEO of Sun states Android didn't need Java licence

    Quote Originally Posted by Blademrk View Post
    There's the rub though, Google didn't use Oracle's API's, they developed their own (apart from 9 lines of code that were inadvertently included by a programmer who used to work for SUN).
    Oh right, it keeps getting reported that they patterned their API's after the official Java ones - so developers with "real" Java experience (couldn't think of a more appropriate way to put that) could just slot right into Android and feel at home.

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