"Android Faces Massive Lawsuit at Hands of Oracle"? It's been found to be partially BS. Not the title, mind you, since Oracle is indeed still suing Android and Google, but the contents of that post, as researched by Florian Mueller and perpetuated by us, that part's been proven baseless by the Dev Connection, aka Ed Burnette of ZDNet. Take a peek at his findings and see what you think.
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“Google said in its formal response that Oracle had omitted “copyright headers”. That is correct, but now that I have seen two versions of the original file, I don’t think that the missing parts are favorable to Google. Actually, the opposite is true. Whether under a proprietary license or the GPL, the related code could not be legally relicensed under the Apache license by anyone other than the right holder (Oracle/Sun)”Looks like this could be a gigantic bummer for Google, and not only just for Android - for the groups using Android to sell massive amounts of phones, aka manufacturers, distributors, mobile service carriers... everyone has a chance to get hit really hard by this, including the webpage you're reading this on right this second, Android Community. No more Android, no more fun. [Via SlashGear]