Source: The Verge
quote: 9 Infringements? Really? That seems awfully generous, considering those 1 of those lines consists of "}" and another consists of "if (fromIndex < 0)". Not that any of the lines are at all complex and more so ignoring that infringement isn't counted on a per line basis (else making an illegal copy of Windows would be several hundred thousand cases of infringement).
quote: I wasn't aware that individual lines of code were considered to be infringements. If that is the case, then Google could have made an argument of prior art for the first and last lines, just to rub it in a bit further.
quote: Android has several million lines of code, so could the nine lines of code actually be worth $6 billion? Alsup didn't appear to think so.
quote: free up a lot of my time of other, more personal, activities.
quote: The formatting [odd formatting especially] and the verbiage [ex: String plcName vs String placeName] are usually two easy giveaways of copying.