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Why Oracle, not Sun, sued Google over Java

Shanky Sohar
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Joined: Mar 17, 2010
Posts: 1051

The new is little old,but here it is..

Sun executives were hardly happy when Google revealed how Android would make use of some Java technology without paying Sun any license fees. But it took Oracle's cold calculation and financial strength to turn that dissatisfaction into a lawsuit.

On Thursday, Oracle sued Google for patent and copyright infringement concerning use of Java in Android, setting the stage for an expensive, potentially protracted clash of titans. "In developing Android, Google knowingly, directly, and repeatedly infringed Oracle's Java-related intellectual property," the company said in a statement.

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David Newton

Joined: Sep 29, 2008
Posts: 12617

Because Oracle owns Java, and that's the way Oracle is.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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