Java jury finds Google guilty of infringement: Now what?

Re: Pandora's box??

Clearly a person or a company should be able to patent and or copyright his work. If someone pays to make a language possible in one sense he has a right to own the language.

What seems wrong is lashing the patent whip after a language is commonly adopted. If we knew in advance that java is a locked in proprietary language, the same as c# and fundamentally different than c++ or php developers might make different choices.

Fundamentally, to me, it means use c# and c++ on windows, c++, php or something else on linux,


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