Larry and Donnie
If Big Red and Big Orange agree on something, it's a good sign that the other side is right.
The US solicitor general Noel Francisco on Wednesday filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Oracle in its Java API copyright lawsuit against Google, scheduled to be argued before the US Supreme Court next month. Uncle Sam's brief [PDF] was submitted to the court on the same day Oracle supremo Larry Ellison held a re- …
"[Google] suggests...that it was entitled to copy 11,330 lines of [Oracle's] declaring code because that code standing alone is not commercially valuable," the brief states. "If that approach were sound, a developer could steal half of another developer’s program and finish it herself, so long as the stolen half did not function on its own."
Clueless moron. Either learn how this stuff actually works or STFU.
Declarations describe the interface. Definitions are the bits that do the work. The distinction is critical to this case, and the existing software world simple couldn't exist if no one could extend an interface by copying its declarations and providing their own definitions.
Everyone would have to reinvent the wheel, every wheel, every time, or the combined licensing and royalty costs would quickly overwhelm any project. Interoperability and standards would be a nightmare. Anyone complying with a standard could be accused of plaigarising others simply because the declarations match. Crazy.
Ok as corporations, I llike neither, but i have to come down on google's side
This is basically Hoover suing electrolux for making a vacuum cleaner.
Basically google made a thing that does the same thing that Oracle's does, but does them differently
oh and it called the things it does the same thing oracle did, but they didnt trademark the functions in any way.
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