By arguing that programming interfaces called APIs can be copyrighted, Oracle could trigger new legal burdens for technology companies -- such as those building cloud-computing platforms.
In closing statements, Google's counsel reasserts that Google employed Java APIs in a fair-use manner for Android, transforming them into a full smartphone stack.
Gosling said that Sun was "wronged" by Google and that Oracle is right to sue Google for the way it used Java code in Android.
Wondering what the lawyers and programmers are talking about in the highest-profile tech trial in years? Here's a guide to the ties between Android and Java -- and the history leading up to the case.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison described on the stand the different licenses available for Java, citing that Google is the only company that hasn't signed up for any of them.
According to results of EnterpriseDB survey, 46 percent of respondents believe open-source projects like MySQL will stagnate under Oracle ownership.
Seems that the NoroVirus has been found at Moscone. I wish we were going to Disneyworld.
No, not that kind of virus. An alert from the San Francisco health department says that a number of people fell ill while working or attending events at the Moscone Center since April 30.
JavaOne 2008 was pretty good, but that had little to do with Sun themselves.
At JavaOne, rocker Neil Young shows off his multimedia project that chronicles his music career--and uses Java.