Google won its case, but Oracle got the judge to say that it has copyright claims over its use.
Sun didn’t open source it fast enough. Oracle has a database on Linux, but Oracle is in my opinion, unless shown otherwise, is that they can be worse than Microsoft with claiming its turf out to whatever it touches.
But the rest of us don’t have much staff for exploring all that, so maybe we should stay with the pure stuff if we’re going to use open source.
- Judge hands another win to Google; rules 37 APIs not copyrightable (zdnet.com)
- Google kicks Oracle in its patent teeth (zdnet.com)
- Judge crushes Oracle’s API copyright claims like a bug (zdnet.com)
- Google wins crucial API ruling, Oracle’s case decimated (arstechnica.com)