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Oracle vs Google patent lawsuit

2010-08-13 20:57:57.787226+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Miguel de Icaza: Initial Thoughts on Oracle vs Google Patent Lawsuit. Very interesting read on software patents, licensing, and how this relates to the Microsoft Community Promise.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-08-14 10:03:26.055226+00 by: meuon

My sad insight is, computer languages and general technology used to be based on a "Darwinian" approach. Languages evolved as they became better for a purpose, not because they avoided other languages thought processes. Things became better because it was a better design, better execution of a design, better production efficiencies and quality of a design.

It seems we can not take the straight direct logical or natural path from point A to point B. We must zig-zag through a minefield, wary of snipers.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-08-16 15:28:34.359226+00 by: m

One wag on Groklaw wanted to know "if Oracle had recently hired Daryl McBride."

I got hooked into following the SCO case for perhaps seven years. One of those slow motion crashes that I just couldn't take my eyes off. I don't know much more about IP law now than I did then, except that I am far from being alone in my lack of understanding. And that if you do understand IP, quantum entanglement across galaxies will be a piece of cake.