Oracle has had huge sulk over losing its Java court battle to Google and is saying some surprisingly strange things in the tech press about it.
Probably the daftest is a comment by Annette Hurst is an attorney at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe who represented Oracle in the recent Oracle v. Google trial. In an op-ed she claimed that Oracle’s loss means that Open Source is dead in the water. For those who came in late, Google successfully argued that its use of Java APIs, about 11,500 lines of code in all, was protected by “fair use.”
Hurst said that rather than developers celebrating that they will not be sued by copyright trolls for using bits of code, they should be worried that the free software movement itself now faces substantial jeopardy. – See more at: http://www.techeye.net/news/google-has-killed-open-source-claims-oracle#sthash.kRX97jlN.dpuf
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Author: Nick Farrell