1. Since9600's Avatar
    QUOTE: " at least 43 Android source files that appear to have been directly copied from Java. That's a big deal, seeing as Oracle is currently suing Google for patent and copyright infringement in Android -- which isn't a hard case to prove when you've got 37 Android source files marked "PROPRIETARY / CONFIDENTIAL" and "DO NOT DISTRIBUTE" by Oracle / Sun and at least six more files in Froyo and Gingerbread that appear to have been decompiled from Java 2 Standard Edition and redistributed under the Apache open source license without permission. In simple terms? Google copied Oracle's Java code, pasted in a new license, and shipped it."

    Oops: Android contains directly copied Java code, strengthening Oracle's case -- Engadget
    01-21-2011 10:27 AM
  2. eric6052's Avatar
    It may be time for Google to open up their thick wallet and pay up unless they are trying to make a point of some kind by letting this go to trial. Im not sure what that might be but im not a lawyer or a programmer.
    01-21-2011 02:13 PM
  3. Since9600's Avatar
    Yeah, what they basically did (if true, def seems to be true but who knows) is the equivalent of taking an article as ya own.. I had a feeling that they copied some things but not to this extent.. Def seems to be a big F off from Google if true...

    Edit: Glad was proven not true. Still I am sure we will hear more of this, as this is not the first and I doubt the last time we will be hearing about this especially with all the patent suits flying back and forth..
    01-21-2011 02:46 PM
  4. Joelist's Avatar
    Keep researching (like on the front page). This FUD has already been debunked.
    01-21-2011 04:19 PM
  5. dtboos's Avatar
    01-21-2011 05:18 PM
  6. eric6052's Avatar
    Glad to see this was more crappy reporting on Engadget. Hopefully thus lawsuit along with the other million in the tech industry gets settled soon.
    01-21-2011 05:52 PM
  7. Baconator's Avatar
    "The objections in short: the files in question are test files, aren't important, probably don't ship with Android, and everyone is making a hullabaloo over nothing." From Engadget
    01-21-2011 06:26 PM
  8. Tarpit_Carnivore's Avatar
    Guys, please read their most recent article: Android source code, Java, and copyright infringement: what's going on? -- Engadget

    Baconator you only skimmed the initial paragraph. They point out that despite them being test files it's still very possible that Oracle will win this lawsuit.
    01-21-2011 07:01 PM