Google petitions the highest court in the country to overturn a previous appeals court ruling favoring Oracle, which in itself overturned a mixed bag of earlier district court rulings.
Newest release of open source suite comes as LibreOffice now claims 80 million active users around the world.
Oracle wins big in protracted legal fight over use of Java APIs in Android, as appeals court rejects pro-Google ruling.
Oracle is appealing a judge's ruling last year that its APIs were not copyrightable, which led to the dismissal of claims against Google.
The Oracle v. Google case is about copyright, patents, and the intricacies of the open-source world. But it's also about Oracle trying to get a do-over for decisions made by Sun's executive management.
Former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz sided with Google in its court battle with Oracle, while Sun co-founder Scott McNealy and Java father James Gosling believe that Google infringed on Sun's intellectual property. Who is right?
The crux of Google's argument: Oracle and Sun failed to monetize Java on the mobile front and now Oracle is trying to use the courts to achieve what they couldn't do in the marketplace.
In an interview with Charlie Rose, Ellison accuses Google's CEO of pursuing evilness by violating Oracle patents to develop Android.
The patents were used to extract hundreds of millions from tech companies online video streaming and search results suggestions.
Computer scientists, tech industry leaders, and EFF petition the appeals court to uphold Judge Alsup's decision that the 37 Java APIs are not copyrightable.