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September 22, 2011
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Oracle vs. Google Android, Java lawsuit settlement talks will go no-where

You can order CEOs to mediation, but you can’t make them agree. U.S. District Judge William Alsup may have gotten Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Google CEO Larry Page into a courtroom to try to get them to settle Oracle’s … Continue reading

July 25, 2011
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Sun CEO explicitly endorsed Java’s use in Android: What do you say now Oracle?

If you believe Oracle’s patent lawsuits against Google for its use of Java in Android, Google has stolen not just patented ideas but directly copied Java code. In short, Google is a red-handed thief and should pay Oracle over a … Continue reading

June 10, 2011
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Free Software Foundation favors LibreOffice over OpenOffice

When Oracle, IBM, and the Apache Software Foundation jointly announced last week that OpenOffice.org would become an official Apache project, some open-source developers were not happy. The Document Foundation’s LibreOffice programmers were really not pleased. Now, the Free Software Foundation … Continue reading