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  • edina_monsoon_o edina_monsoon_o Apr 19, 2012 7:57 PM Flag

    oracle v google ...latest antics...

    Okay...so this is how Google wants to be...dirty... here is today's fun google court antics:

    During opening statements, an Oracle attorney displayed several Google emails to the jury, calling them prime evidence that Google took its intellectual property.

    One of them involved Lindholm, a former Sun Microsystems employee who began work at Google in 2005. Shortly before Oracle sued Google in 2010, Lindholm penned an email to Android chief Andy Rubin, saying he had been asked by top Google executives to investigate technical alternatives to Java for Android.

    "We've been over a bunch of these, and think they all suck," Lindholm wrote. "We conclude that we need to negotiate a license for Java under the terms we need."

    Oracle bought Sun Micro, the originator of Java, in 2010.

    In court on Thursday, Lindholm acknowledged that he penned the email. However, he told Oracle attorney David Boies that he was not referring to a license from Sun.

    "It was not specifically a license from anybody," Lindholm said.


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    Obviously it appears there are some drawbacks to having young software nerds have full power over all things in a huge corporation. They don't understand corporate responsibility, laws...and now perjury even in the face of documented evidence.

    So i really don't think this Oracle lawsuit...or Vringo's , will work out too well for them.

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