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$10bn Oracle v Google copyright jury verdict: Google wins, Java APIs in Android are Fair Use


Re: Phew...

This word says it all, if Oracle would win this, it would be the end of the world as we know it. Opensource like MariaDB, Wine and Samba would be exposed to high risks of becoming illegal too after Oracle and MS would start filing the appropriate patents and start dragging people into courts.

Maybe the lawyers of Oracle choose the wrong path in order to get compensation.

It feels right that Oracle is entitled to a certain compensation, since Google made substantial money using Java, the way to settle this should not be to forbid the creation of compatible api's, which is something else than just saying.. "Hey listen up guys, you made so much using our stuff, give us some too, or at least buy something from us ?."

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