Battle of the 21st Century

Larry Page of Google and Larry Ellison of Oracle have been ordered by judge Alsup to meet personally to settle the matter of Java and Android. I expect Google will hold to the position that Android/Linux contains little or no Java so is not in violation of Oracle’s “software patents” and I expect Oracle will deny that. I don’t see much room for compromise from such different positions. It’s not as if they disagree on the price… Google claims they are not doing business with Oracle and don’t need to pay any price. It is possible both could agree the suit is a waste of time and resources and drop matters “for an undisclosed sum” but I think Oracle is committed to the bitter end. I expect Oracle will be disappointed. Google would almost certainly insist on a public statement that Android/Linux does not violate Oracle’s patents/use Java.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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