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rick merritt
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re: Three things are clear in Oracle vs. Google
rick merritt   4/21/2012 5:24:13 AM
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Thanks for the link

markhahn0
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re: Three things are clear in Oracle vs. Google
markhahn0   4/21/2012 3:13:41 AM
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imagine a "sporting" contest like cock fighting, except monkeys in the ring. and they battle by throwing feces at each other. _that_ is why I don't like following this patent fight.

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re: Three things are clear in Oracle vs. Google
PJames   4/20/2012 9:43:00 PM
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Can't argue that a movie that pits Mothra against Godzilla isn't a lot of fun to watch.

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re: Three things are clear in Oracle vs. Google
jdesbonnet   4/20/2012 6:04:30 PM
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Please note that Florian Mueller is not exactly an impartial observer. See this post at Groklaw: http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20120419070127103

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re: Three things are clear in Oracle vs. Google
betajet   4/20/2012 6:01:13 PM
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IMO groklaw.net is the best place to read about the history of this case and the current goings-on at the trial including play-by-play reporting by volunteers. Addressing the patent question, my understanding is that most of the patents Oracle asserted have been found invalid by reexamination by the USPTO, one may be found invalid, and the other Google claims not to infringe. It's very dangerous to assert patents against Google since they are in such a good position to search for and find prior art, rendering the patent invalid.

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re: Three things are clear in Oracle vs. Google
Robotics Developer   4/20/2012 5:47:04 PM
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It seems pretty clear to me that Google knew it needed licenses from their own emails cited in the Oracle pdf file. Why did they not just pay for it up front? I would love to know/understand how they can think otherwise. I may not have Patents but I hope that something as clear as this is settled quickly and fairly. I would hate to think that this could happen to something I had developed.

Robotics Developer
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Robotics Developer   4/20/2012 5:42:59 PM
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It seems pretty clear to me that the documents cited in the Oracle pdf file from Google indicate that Google knew and was originally looking to license Java APIs etc. I am wondering how Google thinks they can avoid this type of patent lawsuit (especially given the popularity of Android AND the fragmentation it causes). Anyone have insight on this?

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re: Three things are clear in Oracle vs. Google
dblaza1   4/20/2012 5:27:04 PM
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This is the ultimate clash of business models; open source vs. paid, who wins will affect what we all pay for code

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