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Google Copied Even More From Oracle for Android

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 37 comments

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

Google is already under fire from Oracle after accusations that it stole some of Sun's Java code for use in Android, and now there's some new evidence of even more stolen material that Google's used in Froyo and Gingerbread.

Florian Mueller wrote in great detail on the FOSS Patents blog that he found six more files in Android that show direct copying from Java. Furthermore, he also found 37 files marked as "PROPRIETARY/CONFIDENTIAL" by Sun and a copyright notice file that says: "DO NOT DISTRIBUTE!"

In August of 2010, Oracle sued Google over the patent infringements made by Android.

"In developing Android, Google knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle's Java-related intellectual property," said Oracle spokesperson Karen Tillman. "This lawsuit seeks appropriate remedies for their infringement."

New evidence uncovered by Mueller give Oracle even more firepower against Google.

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    dogman_1234 , January 24, 2011 5:38 AM
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    IzzyCraft , January 24, 2011 5:40 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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    alikum , January 24, 2011 6:00 AM
    Well .... it's open source, is it not?
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    digitalvampire , January 24, 2011 6:15 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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    fleeb , January 24, 2011 6:36 AM
    Uhmmm, this article is a little bit late.

    and also
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    Anonymous , January 24, 2011 7:00 AM
    Is that why you are hiring all those foreign Chinese Google?
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    alonk , January 24, 2011 7:03 AM
    Wow, this is terrible reporting if the article by Ars is closer to the truth.
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    joe attorney , January 24, 2011 7:29 AM
    Who Do I Sue First ?
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    Anonymous , January 24, 2011 9:45 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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    enzo matrix , January 24, 2011 10:18 AM
    Fail false article.
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    goonigoogoo , January 24, 2011 10:47 AM
    fleebUhmmm, this article is a little bit late. [...] droid/2162and also [...] ng-gun.ars


    Java is a joke, Oracle ... move on, no one cares about what you do.
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    goonigoogoo , January 24, 2011 10:48 AM
    Woops i wanted to quote digitalvampire :) 
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    hardcore_gamer , January 24, 2011 11:04 AM
    Please fix the thumbs up button :( 
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    millerm84 , January 24, 2011 11:48 AM
    fleebUhmmm, this article is a little bit late. [...] droid/2162and also [...] ng-gun.ars

    alonkWow, this is terrible reporting if the article by Ars is closer to the truth. [...] 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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    thejerk , January 24, 2011 11:49 AM
    That's doesn't look very good for Google.

    English much?

    This posts is dildos.
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    myriad46 , January 24, 2011 12:35 PM
    Get you facts straight, Tom's.
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    bebangs , January 24, 2011 12:43 PM
    Old news. I've read the opposite today from the news.
    other sources are from links above.
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    long2know , January 24, 2011 12:56 PM
    Late story... and poorly chosen title, as usual.
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    belardo , January 24, 2011 3:23 PM
    And we wonder how FOX and TeaBaggers get all their info....

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    xerroz , January 24, 2011 4:49 PM
    i hope Oracle wins and google goes to the ground
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