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Why Oracle will win its Java copyright case – and why you'll be glad when it does

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Re: This article conflates two important issues

"Either way, Oracle wins."

No. If they win they have to GPL any currently proprietary code that calls GPLed library. They're not going to like that.

Google, meanwhile have to change the APIs to their implementation of the Java/Dalvic library and then carry on as before. It creates a big disconnect between versions. The two implementations of the language then start to drift apart. Maybe new developers might look at the Android market and just stick with that so Oracle loses mind-share.

It could be a Pyrrhic victory.

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