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

CheesyTheClown

Re: Phew...

Agreed but... the code copied was a published API in the sense that it was open source at the time.

What makes this a problem is that so far as I know, the Java APIs are not published as header and source but instead as a simple Java file. I don't recall universal interface definitions being kept intentionally separate from the code which implements the API. So, while a script could easily extract 99% of the API from a .JAR file with no assistance, to get the whole thing probably required extracting it from code.

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