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Oracle v Google: Big Red wants $9.3bn in Java copyright damages

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Re: Java property of Oracle

Sun (not Oracle) made Java, they also made WABI, a Windows clone that cloned the APIs of Windows so it could run an Sun Sparcstations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi_%28software%29

Sun released Java under the GPL license back in 2006. i.e. Oracle don't even have exclusive rights over Java. Sun had already given that copyright away to open source.

Oracle bought Sun.

Google don't use Java, they use Davlik. A VM that implements the same API but is different code. Sort of like WABI did to Windows. (WABI is worse in that Windows isn't under GPL).

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