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No Comment on Oracle vs Google

Oracle's litigation against Google needs no comment, really, Just some data points.

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I have no comment on the news that Oracle is suing Google over Android's use of Java. But there are a few data points I'd like to draw to your attention.

The news: Background:

  • Edward Screven (effectively Oracle's CTO) said "Oracle doesn't really have an open source-specific strategy" and went on in this article to avoid mentioning community, co-development or reputation in the context of open source.
The right response:

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