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asksqn
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6/29/2015 | 7:45:28 PM
Tall Tales for the Reality-Challenged
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[...] copyright protection to fuel innovation," said Oracle.

 

LOL.  Said the gloating, bloated, billionaire fox guarding the hen house.  The reality is that copyright in the US is broken and benefits only the deep-pocketed.

Joe Stanganelli
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6/29/2015 | 11:12:35 PM
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Copyright schmopyright.  The real problem is that they're using Java.  #Infosec
tzubair
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6/30/2015 | 12:52:51 AM
Settlement
I don't think why settlement should be a major issue here. Google has deep pockets and they can afford to take money out and get done with it. Java is on the decline and is actually going to be obsolete soon. I don't think they can do much with the platform anyway. So as long as they are able to get something out of it, it should be fine. A settlement is a win-win.
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6/30/2015 | 12:55:45 AM
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"Copyright schmopyright.  The real problem is that they're using Java.  #Infosec"

@Joe: I agree. The security issues with Java persist and will continue to do so. Organizations all over are finding ways to get out of Java and use an alternate platform because they literally have no control over the black box. It can very easily turn into a security nightmare.
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6/30/2015 | 2:32:44 AM
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I must admit I do enjoy watching these two heavyweights fight it out. If not Java then what ? 
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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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.
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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?
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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.
Technocrati
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6/30/2015 | 4:12:13 PM
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@mak63   Good point, I had not thought of the functionality lost, and the fact that the consumer will ultimately lose in the end.

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