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Oracle Google Lawsuit Was Planned

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Oracle Google Lawsuit Was Planned – It probably won’t surprise anyone, but it is especially not surprising by those within the technology industry: Oracle was lead in their acquisition of Sun in a possible lawsuit against Google, which they have now filed.

“During the integration meetings between Sun and Oracle where we were being grilled about the patent situation between Sun and Google, we could see the Oracle lawyer’s eyes sparkle,” Java creator and former Sun employee James Gosling says.

This is not the first time the accusation has come up since Oracle sued Google for infringement based on the use of Sun’s Java with their Android software, and it was likely a rather unethical selling point when Sun offered the deal.

Google has called the lawsuit “baseless”, a term that has been echoed by many who see Java as a public software that has created a staple in Internet media technology.

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“The open-source Java community goes beyond any one corporation and works every day to make the Web a better place. We will strongly defend open-source standards and will continue to work with the industry to develop the Android platform,” they said.
Despite the reasons behind the lawsuit, it is hard to see it coming out with anything other than a settlement, as the case itself is rather complicated.

Java has a precedence as a widely used software for many companies expanding into smartphones or other technological devices that work with a web browser. Convincing a court either way will take years, and more money than it is likely worth.

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