My thoughts as an enterprise Java developer.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Stephen Colebourne's: Oracle, Google and the politics of money

Stephen Colebourne's Weblog: "On the specifics of the lawsuit I have little to say. Google undoubtably have sailed close to the wind. But did they cross the line? Well, thats for lawyers now. The problem I have is not that there was something to discuss, but that Oracle thinks that this approach will improve their position. For me it shows how out of touch they are with how community and sentiment works outside CxO level politics.

The lawsuit is likely to shine a bright light on the OpenJDK too. Anyone who has contributed to the project known as 'OpenJDK 7' should now be concerned about whether their work will ever be freely available as open source."

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