Author: Oded Language: text
Description: Follow up on Oracle v Google Timestamp: 2020-10-19 15:32:55 +0000
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  1. In 383 Michael very plainly stated that Google copied Java code line by line including comments - this is indeed damning evidence of serious wrong-doing by Google (unlike wishy-washy business claims also mentioned like "someone thought that they might need a license ergo they do need a license even if a legal analysis shows otherwise") - if only it was true. The problem is - as far as I can tell, it isn't.
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  3. Hunting the internets I think Michael meant the only other major Oracle claim for copying: PolicyNodeImpl.java. The main problem with understanding Michael's claim in relation to PolicyNodeImpl.java is that file in the Android tree does not have any comments (aside from the automatic license comment at the top, which is obviously not an original Oracle/Sun)...
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  5. - The "copied" source code is very likely decompilation of the freely available Java certification test suite but the original file is GPL licensed!!
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  7. So to make a long story short - Oracle best claim for copying of actual code is a complaint that Google improperly combined GPL code into an Apache licensed software suite, but not even that - it is that Apache Harmony did this and Google copied it inadvertently.
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