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Joe Stanganelli
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6/30/2015 | 11:19:17 PM
Re: Settlement
From my own personal point of view (and I am hardly a leading expert on this), I tend to think that Java isn't going anywhere for the next several years.

BUT: It has huge security issues -- and other tools and languages stand to eventually replace it.  Eventually.
Joe Stanganelli
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6/30/2015 | 11:17:47 PM
Re: Tall Tales for the Reality-Challenged
I don't doubt you're right.  Everybody sues everybody in the Valley all the time.  Even when two companies strategically partnered in a joint venture may be suing each other about something else.  It's just a way of life.

Or, as Hollywood mafiosi like to say, "It's just business."
Joe Stanganelli
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6/30/2015 | 11:16:19 PM
Re: Security
Not to mention that these legal costs are part of a company's budget and are passed on to us consumers.
Joe Stanganelli
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6/30/2015 | 11:15:37 PM
Re: Security
Indeed, the past year or so we've been very focused on getting Flash out of the enterprise and off of our computers.  We need to turn to Java next.
Joe Stanganelli
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6/30/2015 | 11:14:17 PM
Re: Settlement
I'm sure one factor (of many) contributing to not settling is the idea of not wanting to set a precedent for any Tom, Dick, or Harry who thinks they can get a nice payday from suing Google.
Technocrati
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6/30/2015 | 4:12:13 PM
Re: Security

@mak63   Good point, I had not thought of the functionality lost, and the fact that the consumer will ultimately lose in the end.

mak63
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6/30/2015 | 4:06:11 PM
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@ Technocrati I must admit I do enjoy watching these two heavyweights fight it out. If not Java then what?
I don't really. Sometimes the consumers are the ones who end up losing. For instance, when we lose some features in our smartphones.

If I'm not mistaken, the ability to search for an app from the app screen (at least in Android 4.4) is gone due of a lawsuit.
mejiac
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6/30/2015 | 2:04:07 PM
Re: Settlement
@tzubair,

Thank you for your comment. I do have question, if Google settles, would that send the wrong message?

As the article mentions, "it's unlikely Google will give Oracle that kind of leverage over Android unless it has no other options."

So while I do agree with you, what I don't know is this is the path Google would like to follow or not? And if not, then would Google be able to approach this from another angle?
Technocrati
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6/30/2015 | 2:42:53 AM
Re: Settlement
"....Java is on the decline and is actually going to be obsolete soon."


@tzubair     Interest position.   So should we not waste time learning it ?   Seriously, I have no time to waste.
Technocrati
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6/30/2015 | 2:39:10 AM
Re: Tall Tales for the Reality-Challenged
Agreed.  Why do I get the feeling Sergey and Larry Ellison still get together for lunch ?
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