The court case between Oracle vs Google
I just wanted to tip everyone about a good twitter stream about the court case between Google and Oracle about the use of Java in Android. The twitter account belongs to Jon Frott who seems to be an CNBC Technology Correspondent.
His twitter account: https://twitter.com/#!/jonfortt
Here are some great tweets
Oracle v Google judge: All of Java not at issue; $ORCL not allowed to peg Java value at $2B due to $GOOG settlement offer letter
Oracle v Google: Google arguing Android's success is due to engineers' hard work, openness; arguing Java supposed to be open
Oracle v Google: $GOOG argues Sun loved Android, Oracle wanted to cash in after failing in phones
This once seems a bit telling of Google in general:
Oracle v Google: Wow. This Google lawyer must program in his spare time.
Oracle v Google: Boies grills Page on Rubin saying Google "Must take a license" from Sun; Page says he disagrees Google needed a license
Oracle v Google: Page says Google considered partnering with Microsoft or Sun on phones
Oracle v Google: Ellison explains GPL open source license, says it was available to Google
Oracle v Google: Ellison explains a Java specification license, must pay for TCK
Oracle v Google: Ellison said he wasn't sure whether anyone owned Java programming language; in deposition he said no one owned it
Oracle v Google: Ellison: We explored it and "decided it would be a bad idea to build a Java phone."
Oracle v Google: Oracle decided Palm was not competitive, $RIMM too expensive #smartphone m&a
According to the same reporter the trail will be take 8 to 10 weeks.