The battle of Copyright: Oracle vs Google case threatens foundations of software design


#1

For Google, there’s no way of extracting Java from Android now; its runaway success is bringing Google only a whole lot of problems. But as we go about building a world built on software, be assured that one way or another this ruling will have a massive effect on us all.

Source: http://theconversation.com/oracle-vs-google-case-threatens-foundations-of-software-design-42517


#2

This seems quite similar to the unix vs GNU controversy. GNU emulated many of unix’s commands by rewriting the software. Unix still claims that GNU violates X number of patents - but legally the claims have not been sustainable. Hope Android also survives based on that.