Reply to post: Re: Apache licenced harmony project

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


Re: Apache licenced harmony project

No, the the ranchCheck function and the security files were stipulated to and Google argued for a deminimus ruling. In other words it was such a small part of the code base it shouldn't really matter. If that was all it was, then at worse Google would have owed Oracle a small amount of money and no one would really care.

It's the API that's gotten everyone worked up. The issue is:

"Google’s use of the structure, sequence, and organization of 37 Java APIs."

Originally the court ruled that copyright was inapplicable to the APIs. Then being incorrectly overturned, ruled Googles use was fair. That was also overturned. Now the supreme court is taking a look at it.

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