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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Oracle sues Google over Android operating system
    Posted: 13 Aug 2010 at 5:42am

Oracle sues Google over Android operating system

Can you imagine a small company trying to develop a new operating system? They'd never survive the lawsuits.

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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Aug 2010 at 6:26am
I don't believe it would be possible now.  Linux, BSD, Palm OS and the like, seemed to be just toys that geeks played with years ago, but they won't get that pass again.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Aug 2010 at 2:29pm
Saw that on another news site. It's just lawsuit city anymore with OS's and Software. 

BTW...not having much luck with the link for some reason...
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Aug 2010 at 2:33pm
It's working for me but it doesn't say anything that isn't said a zillion other places....
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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Aug 2010 at 4:49pm
hmm...  link worked for me before and now.
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Aug 2010 at 2:37pm

I read some more on this and found this.

When Google developed Android it included a Java-compatible technology called Dalvik with the phone OS. Dalvik was developed as a "clean room" version of Java, meaning Google built it from the ground up without using any Sun technology or intellectual property, said Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney.

"You can't just take a Java application from a Sun environment, where it's licensed, and run it on Android. You have to recompile it to Dalvik," Dulaney said.

That brings up an interesting question; can a vendor have a copyright on a language?

Interesting question, seems to me that there have been compilers from multiple sources for every language but wow, that's a tough one.

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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Aug 2010 at 7:55pm
Hope you can't.  That would cause some serious stuff to hit the fan, I would guess.
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