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Re: Oracle lawsuit a bad thing?


From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Oracle lawsuit a bad thing?
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:00:56 -0000
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On 8/24/2010 4:18 PM, address@hidden wrote:
The situation looks almost the same to me as Microsofts incompatible
virtual machine. (A basic embrace and extend in the sense that they
capitalize on the massive amounts of Java-developers, then lock the
code to Android and not a Java-standard profile).

What's your impression of the situasjon?

From the point of view of those who advocate for free software,
it is wrong to use patents to try to prevent others from writing
their own software, regardless of whether you approve of what
they are doing. The lawsuit against Microsoft was just as wrong
from this point of view.


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