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December 4, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Open-source MariaDB, a MySQL fork, challenges Oracle

Open-source MariaDB, a MySQL fork, challenges Oracle

MariaDB, an open-source database management system (DBMS) and MySQL fork has been gaining inroads in enterprise software and its founders formed a foundation, the MariaDB Foundation, to promote its software. Specifically, “the MariaDB Foundation exists to improve database technology, including … Continue reading

July 5, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Could Oracle ruling lead to used e-book, music sales?

Could Oracle ruling lead to used e-book, music sales?

Oracle is on a legal losing streak. First, it lost to Google in its attack on Android. And, now the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the EU’s equivalent of the U.S. Supreme Court, has ruled against Oracle … Continue reading

May 31, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Judge crushes Oracle’s API copyright claims like a bug

Judge crushes Oracle’s API copyright claims like a bug

Larry Ellison bought Sun in the hopes of winning intellectual property riches from its Java programming language. Those hopes have now been smashed. After having Oracle’s Java patent claims against Google Android all but completely smashed, and a mere nine … Continue reading

May 8, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Copyrights, APIs, and Oracle vs Google

Copyrights, APIs, and Oracle vs Google

We still don’t know what will happen with Oracle’s accusations that Google violated its patents. Given that Oracle itself doesn’t value the two remaining patents as being worth much, that decision won’t matter much. No, the real question is what … Continue reading