Home » Other » General » Oracle sues Google over Java in Android
Oracle sues Google over Java in Android [message #471272] Fri, 13 August 2010 02:40 Go to next message
Frank Naude
Messages: 4569
Registered: April 1998
Senior Member
Oracle sues Google: titanic clash over Java platform looms.

See article at http://www.zdnet.com/blog/service-oriented/oracle-sues-google-titanic-clash-over-java-platform-looms/5511
Re: Oracle sues Google over Java in Android [message #471278 is a reply to message #471272] Fri, 13 August 2010 03:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
Messages: 67946
Registered: March 2007
Location: Nanterre, France, http://...
Senior Member
Account Moderator
One step further to "embed or block" Open Source.

Did you see that the last version of Open Office is now called Oracle (Open) Office?

Regards
Michel

[Updated on: Fri, 13 August 2010 03:03]

Report message to a moderator

Re: Oracle sues Google over Java in Android [message #471382 is a reply to message #471278] Fri, 13 August 2010 13:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ThomasG
Messages: 3211
Registered: April 2005
Location: Heilbronn, Germany
Senior Member
This is not good.

One of the main advantages (aside from more platform options) I saw in Java over .net is that it was easier to deploy without worrying about licenses etc...

Makes me wonder if it might be a good idea to begin looking for alternatives to Oracle technology to keep options open, when they jump all over the lock-down bandwagon.
Re: Oracle sues Google over Java in Android [message #471432 is a reply to message #471382] Sat, 14 August 2010 08:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank
Messages: 7880
Registered: March 2000
Senior Member
I really don't get the fuzz over all this.
First of all, Oracle is not blind, not insane, or otherwise not from this world, so I really doubt if all the FUD is rightful.
Second, I hear a lot of people crying (not just here, but especially at sites like slashdot) "I BOUGHT my iPhone, so I should be able to do with it whatever I want", yet when Oracle buys Sun, they cry when Oracle wants to change a single bit in the code.
Third, where on OpenOffice.org's site can you see any reference to Oracle, except for some locations where there used to be a Sun logo? Where do you see ANY reference to the name Oracle Office on that site?
You are confusing StarOffice/StarSuite with OpenOffice.org. From Oracle's website: "Oracle Open Office (formerly StarOffice and StarSuite) is a complete open-standard office productivity suite"
StarOffice and StarSuite have always been commercial products.
See? This is part of the FUD I was referring to..

[Edit: some typos, redirected some text]

[Updated on: Sat, 14 August 2010 08:40]

Report message to a moderator

Re: Oracle sues Google over Java in Android [message #471448 is a reply to message #471432] Sat, 14 August 2010 11:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
Messages: 67946
Registered: March 2007
Location: Nanterre, France, http://...
Senior Member
Account Moderator
http://www.openoffice.org/ at the bottom of the page, Oracle logo.

Still at the bottom of the page:

Quote:
Copyright © 2010, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


When you start 3.2.1 OpenOffice program, the splash screen contains the Oracle logo (sorry can't capture it).

Regards
Michel

Re: Oracle sues Google over Java in Android [message #471449 is a reply to message #471448] Sat, 14 August 2010 11:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank
Messages: 7880
Registered: March 2000
Senior Member
Sure, and before Oracle bought the stuff, there were all Sun. Nobody complained about that.
Re: Oracle sues Google over Java in Android [message #471450 is a reply to message #471448] Sat, 14 August 2010 11:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
Messages: 67946
Registered: March 2007
Location: Nanterre, France, http://...
Senior Member
Account Moderator
Here are 2 images from OpenOffice.org 3.2.1

/forum/fa/8174/0/
/forum/fa/8175/0/

The second one is the about box (in french).
It says (about):
Copyright © 2000, 2010 Oracle and/or its subsidiaries. All rights reserved.
This product has been created by Oracle from OpenOffice.org.
OpenOffice.org thanks all the community members and especially those mentioned in the site http://www.openoffice.org/welcome/credits.html.

Regards
Michel
  • Attachment: OraFAQ1.JPG
    (Size: 48.67KB, Downloaded 821 times)
  • Attachment: OraFAQ2.JPG
    (Size: 30.08KB, Downloaded 856 times)
Re: Oracle sues Google over Java in Android [message #471457 is a reply to message #471450] Sat, 14 August 2010 11:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank
Messages: 7880
Registered: March 2000
Senior Member
As said before, this used to be all Sun. Look at 3.1's splash & copyright notices. Nothing new there.
/forum/fa/8176/0/
What I disputed was your unfounded statement that OpenOffice was now called Oracle Office.

Changing copyright notices is a very normal practice after mergers.
  • Attachment: OOo.png
    (Size: 154.91KB, Downloaded 807 times)
Re: Oracle sues Google over Java in Android [message #471458 is a reply to message #471457] Sat, 14 August 2010 11:41 Go to previous message
Michel Cadot
Messages: 67946
Registered: March 2007
Location: Nanterre, France, http://...
Senior Member
Account Moderator
Maybe I am shaped by my country history.

Regards
Michel
Previous Topic: making heder.txt
Next Topic: Read consistency in Oracle and SQL Server
Goto Forum:
  


Current Time: Sat Sep 18 23:53:45 CDT 2021