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IBM, Microsoft, a medley of others sing support for Google against Oracle in Supremes' Java API copyright case

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Re: Obviously, all the big cloud providers want to be free to copy anybody's API...

That would mean that they have to completely reimplement someone else's codebase. That takes a lot of effort. So far, they've shown no interest in doing that because they can instead just sell people resources to run the original thing on. They still get all the money, and they don't have to reimplement a thing. I have to ask if that's all that bad an outcome anyway. It means more people familiar with an open source codebase, hence more potential customers for any commercial system the original author has and more possible donations from users who want more updates.

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