back in June. Judge Alsup ruled that the 37 Java APIs that Google supposedly infringed on were not copyrightable because anybody could write code that carries out similar functions to the APIs. Oracle, however, wants the court to keep pursuing the case because it believes there is strong evidence that Google infringed on its copyrights.
Oracle this week. After completely losing the legal battle with Google over Android and their Java code it looks like they've now been ordered to shell out some serious cash and pay back Google for all those pesky legal fees. Double win for Android!
Oracle vs Google lawsuits might finally be coming to and end here shortly, or have at least reach some sort of verdict. After reports yesterday that the jury was struggling to agree on a verdict new reports today are claiming they've finally come to terms on all arguments but one. Read on below for further details as they become available right from the courtroom.
team of independent developers have created version of Android's Java codebase that can run entirely in the older C# programming language, with no Java to be seen. At this point it's more of a computer science exercise than anything else, but if certain megacorps get their way, it could be a viable alternative to standard Android.
Oracle was looking into a suit against Google for its perceived infringement of their Java code, and we've finally come to a point where it appears that both parties are willing to reach, maybe, perhaps, a settlement. This settlement may well come in this newest announced move for a mediation meeting between representatives from Google and representatives from Oracle, this newest move sparking talk about how serious Google is taking the case and questions over whether or not they're prepared to defend themselves in a case that could, ultimately, believe it or not, end up in the destruction of Android as we know it today.
went to work for Google. The thing that was so strange to me when Gosling went to work for Google was at the time Google and Oracle were in a legal battle over alleged use of Java code within Android. That was something that Google denied. Gosling landed at Google back in March and is now gone already.
Oracle Portal. You will find all the stories and background you need. Basically Oracle is suing Google for the use of Java code in the Android OS. We reported on this a while back and little bits and pieces have slowly appeared over the past few months.