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July 25, 2011
by sjvn01
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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

December 27, 2010
by sjvn01
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2010’s Top Five Linux and Open-Source Stories

Sure, unlike me, you’re probably not reading this on a Linux desktop–Mint 10 for those who care about such things–but do you use Google, Facebook or Twitter? If so, you’re using Linux. That Android phone in your pocket? Linux. DVRs, … Continue reading

August 3, 2010
by sjvn01
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OpenSolaris’ child, Illumos, goes forward without Oracle

Nexenta, an open-source organization that’s been trying to “combine the OpenSolaris kernel with the GNU/Debian user experience,” has announced a new open-source effort called Illumos. Nexenta proclaims this “is a 100% community-driven and -owned effort that aims to provide an … Continue reading