According to research done by an intellectual property lawyer, Google developers literally copy and pasted some Java Code right into Android and passed it as their own.
Why can't Google just pay the fee?
Google engineers implemented a 'clean room' version specifically so they can update their platform for their own specific purposes. It's not 100% Java compatible and therefore would fail the compatibility tests. (Breaks the 'write once run anywhere' concept) Google's version is optimized for mobile platforms and doesn't even compile to byte-code, like Java does, so it cannot run on other Java virtual machines and can't be called Java. It only uses Java syntax (the language) so that Java developers are comfortable developing on Android.
Wtf how did the heat suddenly drop back to 50? LOLOL
A little fairy saw something fishy...Rumor*
Fairies are real???
The files cited by this article have all been shown not to to be copied or were test cases used for testing compatibility and not meant to be shipped, and have subsequently been removed: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/b... Most of Oracle's case is based on patents, not copyright.
From a developers standpoint its no big deal, but to a lawyer this as a big opportunity.
But it's america, people can get sued big time for anything.
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