Google has moved to dismiss Oracle’s claims that Google’s Android/Linux is a violation of copyright.
“The ability to copyright Java language application programming interface specifications presents a pure question of law, Google attorney Michael Kwun said…
aside from the Java language API specifications, Oracle’s copyright claim is based on minimal alleged copying, concerning only 12 files out of over 50 thousand in Android, and material of no quantitative significance. A reasonable jury could only conclude that any such similarities are de minimis and thus not actionable. Google is therefore entitled to summary judgment on the entirety of Oracle’s copyright claim.”
This was my opinion from Day One. You cannot claim copyright on a language. Google’s developers write in Java and cross-compile to Dalvik, using Google’s stuff, not Oracle’s. This will be an easy call for the judge. He could delay a bit waiting for Oracle’s response, but I can see him ruling from the bench on such a simple concept.
see CourthouseNews – Google Tries to Toss Android Copyright Suit