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Friday, 10 June 2011
Oracle Sues Google Over Android
Oracle is apparently claiming Google owes them royalties for revenue generated by ads served in Android. The code that runs these ads was written in a version of java, as is much of the app dev in Android, therefore, so say Oracle, Google needs to cough up.
I'm having trouble with this. I admit I'm not familiar with the legal theories. But does this mean Oracle could sue anyone who develops something in Java and makes money off of it?