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January 24, 2011 5:38:11 AM

Haha...
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January 24, 2011 5:40:50 AM

This is exactly what will happen if google pushes their webM. You think copying that is hard not to do, it's very easy to cross video and picture patents.
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January 24, 2011 6:00:00 AM

Well .... it's open source, is it not?
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January 24, 2011 6:15:56 AM

It is still beyond me why ANYONE would base ANYTHING on the joke that is Java. Google developers should know better, and especially for an embedded product.
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January 24, 2011 7:00:04 AM

Is that why you are hiring all those foreign Chinese Google?
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January 24, 2011 7:29:53 AM

Who Do I Sue First ?
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January 24, 2011 9:45:14 AM

Marcus Yam the creator of this article.. you really might want to look for a new day job. This article broke light last week and IS NOT TRUE. Funny your great reporting skills seem to have forgotten the right story and just went with the speculation that came first. This is the first time I have seen this site tomshardware, but based on there writers I will never be here again..
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January 24, 2011 10:18:25 AM

Fail false article.
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January 24, 2011 10:48:19 AM

Woops i wanted to quote digitalvampire :) 
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January 24, 2011 11:04:15 AM

Please fix the thumbs up button :( 
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January 24, 2011 11:48:23 AM

fleebUhmmm, this article is a little bit late.http://www.zdnet.com/blog/burnette [...] droid/2162and alsohttp://arstechnica.com/open-source [...] ng-gun.ars

alonkWow, this is terrible reporting if the article by Ars is closer to the truth. http://arstechnica.com/open-source [...] ng-gun.ars



The Ars story is way more in depth and makes it appear that google can make this go away with a patch to delete the offending files with no damage to Froyo or Gingerbread. However it got there just sloppy from google, they may want some more QA testing with the code from now on.
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January 24, 2011 11:49:20 AM

Quote:
That's doesn't look very good for Google.



English much?

This posts is dildos.
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January 24, 2011 12:43:38 PM

Old news. I've read the opposite today from the news.
other sources are from links above.
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January 24, 2011 12:56:05 PM

Late story... and poorly chosen title, as usual.
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January 24, 2011 3:23:39 PM

And we wonder how FOX and TeaBaggers get all their info....

Hmmmm.
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January 24, 2011 4:49:02 PM

i hope Oracle wins and google goes to the ground
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January 24, 2011 5:04:35 PM

Why don't Google just buy up Oracle, so they could just shut up.
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January 24, 2011 5:05:46 PM

alikumWell .... it's open source, is it not?


Things are more complicated than that. Just because something is open source doesn't mean anyone can use any piece of it for any purpose, there are licenses and intellectual property agreements that go along with most open source software.
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January 24, 2011 5:10:01 PM

milkteaWhy don't Google just buy up Oracle, so they could just shut up.


Reality check. Oracle is larger both in assets and in employees compared to Google. Don't get me wrong, I dislike Oracle and love my Android phone. Just sayin'...
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January 24, 2011 5:48:04 PM

What a crock...
A set of files in a sample/test in a 3rd party tool that was accidentally uploaded. They get asked to remove it, no harm no foul.
Not this big theft that everyone is selling
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January 24, 2011 6:15:27 PM

those lazy programmers didn't even bother to rewrite the code..
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January 24, 2011 6:23:42 PM

hey someone give this a thumbs down post, and see if the phantom rater strikes ...
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January 24, 2011 6:38:26 PM

and somewhere in a dark alley another patent attorney cackles manically and dreams of more money to be made from creating nothing!
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January 24, 2011 6:53:55 PM

hardcore_gamerPlease fix the thumbs up button

it works, have you tried to use it?
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January 24, 2011 6:55:04 PM

nebunit works, have you tried to use it?

well it worked last week, lol
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January 24, 2011 7:37:10 PM

Old news is not only old, it's wrong.
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January 24, 2011 8:14:19 PM

The people over on Slashdot are ripping the blogger a new Butthole, this is already been shown to be misleading and wrong.
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January 24, 2011 8:46:44 PM

alikumWell .... it's open source, is it not?


Java is not open source...and it doesn't matter it Android is, if it contains proprietary Java code owned by Oracle.

digitalvampireIt is still beyond me why ANYONE would base ANYTHING on the joke that is Java. Google developers should know better, and especially for an embedded product.


Most blu-ray players run java based software...

goonigoogooAgreed.Java is a joke, Oracle ... move on, no one cares about what you do.


Again....most blu-ray players run java based software...even some web-enabled TV's use java based software.
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January 25, 2011 1:55:34 PM

This article is so misinforming I can't resist correcting it.

The files found where license documents which got there by accident somehow and have since been removed.

The initial lawsuit was a complete miss as those files turned out to be completely different.

IMHO I think Oracle are just taking as many jabs as they can at Google and hope more news sources report their new lawsuits than those of which reports their failed ones.

Basically Oracle consists of a bunch of jerks trying to kill open source software projects and make Google look bad. Thanks to articles like these they even somewhat succeed in doing so.

THG, please report the full story.
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January 25, 2011 2:17:20 PM

Everybody copies from someone at some point...
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January 25, 2011 3:58:37 PM

Article is a fail, but it cracks me up how people here keep saying Java is a joke and irrelevant, the internet would not be what it is today w/o Java.
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January 26, 2011 2:47:35 PM

yurimatoIs that why you are hiring all those foreign Chinese Google?


LOL
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March 5, 2011 4:55:57 AM

This article is still not true and has been proven false. Why is it still on the site?
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