CA Technologies has won a protracted legal battle against Sydney based software company Independent Systems Integrators ( ISI). In late 2010, CA claimed that ISI had infringed the source code in two of its computer programs and had also breached confidence in documents relating to the computer programs. The Federal Court of …
This judge needs to be thrown out. The fact that CA won this case is a load of crap!
"CA claimed the ISI's software has replicated parts of confidential source and object codes"
Last time I checked, this was called reverse engineering for interoperability, and so long as ISI didn't get hold of any of CA's source and use it in their migration tool then it should be perfectly legal.
Is this the same judge who ruled in favour of Apple to provide an injunction against the sale of the Samsung galaxy tab that was overturned?
"...when creating the 2BDB2 tool to assist Macquarie Bank's transition off CA's Datacom database. CA claimed the ISI's software has replicated parts of confidential source and object codes without permission and lost CA revenue via license fees."
I would say it reads like CA lost revenue because the bank decided to move off their software. Perhaps CA needs to look at why the bank decided to do that for the blame, rather than go chasing a company who helped the bank move away from CA.
How long before Ford start sueing General Motors for lost sales from all the people who buy GM cars instead of Ford?
Ford vs GM
In Austrailia this would be a war.