What do you think about the Oracle vs. Google case?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by deluxeshredder, May 11, 2014.

  1. deluxeshredder macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2013
    I think it's yet another attempt to knock down Android.
  2. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Oracle owns the rights to Java. Google is using Java in Android without paying licensing fees. Oracle is just trying to protect its assets (The purchase of Sun Micro systems by Oracle gave them ownership of Java).

    Android is not the victim here, Oracle is. If Sun Micro Systems and Google had reached a licensing agreement before the Oracle purchase then this lawsuit would probably not have happened.
  3. satcomer, May 13, 2014
    Last edited: May 22, 2014

    satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Well Microsoft makes money on Android and looks like Oracle will get the same kind of deal.

    As a Mac user it smashing to me the forgetfulness of the old rumor that why Bill Gates gave money to Apple is because the old rumor was Steve told bill he would make the QuickTime case disappear if Bill promised things and gave money and help steve become CEO of a company he help start.
  4. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    The only difference is, neither Google or Oracle are days from bankrupsy. Microsoft could have easily have stalled the dispute until Apple was simply no more. To think that Apple had any sort of upper hand over Microsoft at that point, regardless of the QuickTime case, is plain daft.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    It didn't really go so well last time, I don't know how successful Oracle will be this time.
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    This is a really well thought out point and really the only point I can see making. If Google wishes to continue to use Java then they should be paying for it. I don't know why Google seems to think they're above license fees.
  7. deluxeshredder thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2013
    Dalvik to Java VM is like Darwin to Unix.

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