* Posts by bsdtruk

1 post • joined 12 Nov 2010

Google's 'copied Java code' disowned by Apache

bsdtruk
WTF?

Oracle's code has GPLv2 License on it (open-source)

Oracle is being ridiculous. The code they are complaining about is open-sourced. See here for the license that was redacted.

http://www.java2s.com/Open-Source/Java-Document/6.0-JDK-Modules-sun/security/sun/security/provider/certpath/PolicyNodeImpl.java.htm

It's GPLv2 (open-source)!

Google's version has the Apache license on it:

http://www.netmite.com/android/mydroid/1.6/dalvik/libcore/support/src/test/java/org/apache/harmony/security/tests/support/cert/PolicyNodeImpl.java

At worst Google mistakenly stripped the GPLv2 license and put the Apache license on it. It went from open-source to open-source! This is going to be an easy win for Google. What kind of damages can Oracle claim on free software?

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