If Sun doesn't want to work with us, we have two options: 1) Abandon our work and adopt MSFT CLR VM and C# language - or - 2) Do Java anyway and defend our decision, perhaps making enemies along the way
This would be a Soviet-style negotiation: "What's mine is mine and what's yours is negotiable."... The test is not what the infringer actually bargained for but what reasonable parties would have negotiated. Google may have simply been brazen, preferring to roll the dice on possible litigation rather than to pay a fair price.
quote: I've tried googling it and even following the links in this article but I'd like a little more details on exactly what Oracle is suing for. Isn't Java covered by the GPL license? If so isn't Google free to make their own version of Java or am I missing something here?Thanks
quote: Desktop Java is GPL, but Java Mobile is not. It is still licensed at an undisclosed rate per device.