Reply to post: Innovation and Profit?

Reusing software 'interfaces' is fine, Google tells Supreme Court, pleads: Think of the devs

Donn Bly

Innovation and Profit?

Ethical developers and businesses around the world continue to recognize the value of Java and take advantage of our licenses to drive innovation and profit.

The only innovation is on how Oracle decides to screw over the installed customer base this quarter, and the profit is all Oracle's. Ethical developers have moved on from Java and into other platforms, especially now that Oracle wants to charge a per-desktop fee for it. Could you imagine the outrage if Microsoft decided to start charging a per-desktop fee for the Visual C Runtime libraries to each developer or user? "Run Everywhere" has turned into "Get it out of here".

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