Re: This article conflates two important issues
If Google wins I can pinch 11,000 lines of someone else's copyrighted OSS code and disregard the license terms entirely. And if 11,000, why not 12,000. And if it's widely distributed already, why not the whole lot?
Rather amazingly, courts discuss such "sliding scales" all the time. That's actually why they are there for-
For the moment though Google have a lot of fanbois on their side
Could be that people not cheering for Oracle are actually not Google fanbois? Just a though, Mr. Anonymous Bush Junior.
Google ... tax evasion, money laundering (France)
I think you forget the "allegedly" here and what does that have to do with anything. (Also, if you want to have a business in France that actually survives you better do tax evasion in any case. No wait, better move to Morocco.)