A jury returned a positive verdict for Google lately in their trial with Oracle over use of Java API’s in Android. The jury, after 3 days of deliberation, says that Google’s re-implementation of 37 Java APIs is safe by way of “truthful use.”
I’m no copyright specialist, however that is just right information for each Google and developers. Now not handiest does this save Google from what will have been a multi-billion greenback agreement, it alleviates some worries of developers who use public and open APIs for their very own tool.
There might be an attraction from Oracle, I might believe, so this factor more than likely isn’t over. Take into consideration that – six years later, in conjunction with a 2-week trial, and this may nonetheless proceed on. Woof.
In similar information, Florian Mueller, a intended patent and copyright guru who takes wads of money from someone prepared to listen to his experience on why Google, Android, and all involving events are evil in an try to bend the narrative, is throwing an absolute fit. In fact, the fellow has been crying over this fight on his FOSS Patents weblog for weeks, virtually as if Oracle used to be paying him to take action. Oh wait. Do you, Florian.