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Oracle's Android injunction - what would it mean

mikejuk (1801200) writes | about 2 years ago

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mikejuk (1801200) writes "As the Oracle v Google trial approaches what would the impact on Google and the Android community if Oracle was to succeed in obtaining the injunction it is asking for? What if this isn't just about money?
"Oracle will forego its injunction request only if Google commits in writing, in a form prescribed by Oracle, to ensure that Android will be Java-compatible and comply with all applicable Java licensing and payment conditions."
Any injunction or compliance demand is likely to bring Android development to a halt. You can also the speculation that Google really doesn't care if it wins. If you think that this is silly then contemplate the outcry against Oracle if it was to win an injunction that stopped new Android devices being activated and stopped the SDK being downloaded or used until such time as Android was declared Java compatible. In this case a strong win for Oracle might just be a poisoned pill."

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