Do Oracle Pies contain dead Oracles?
Wait, so you're telling me that BEA don't know whether they grabbed a chunk of GPL code from the web and stuck it in? It's like they're not sure they wrote the whole code and didn't steal bits from the public domain?
If they made Steak Pies, and they handed the pie over to analysts to determine what meat was in it, would they be good pies?
Shouldn't they know already what's in their 'pie', where it came from, when it was written under what revision by whom, when the bug fixes were put in, against what bug number by whom, under what contract.
I'd have to say BEA and Oracle shouldn't have to 'check' to see if they used code from the public domain, and because they are checking it casts a shadow of incompetence over their development processes.