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.
Fine settles claims that Sun, among other companies, had doled out kickbacks in an effort to score government contracts.
Larry Ellison is hosting a five-hour event with analysts today to lay out the grand vision for Sun.
Sun issues an all-hands memo to vehemently deny a report from market researcher UBS that Oracle may lay off half of Sun's workforce post-acquisition.
With the federal government giving its nod, the biggest remaining hurdle is getting the OK from the European Commission.
An earlier version of this report mischaracterized the amount of Java licensing revenue paid to Sun. The payments, one source told CNET, had exceeded $100 million a year for Sun.
The seeds for the infringement suit against Google and Android were sown at Sun, but it took Oracle's financial power to bring them to fruition.
Sales were in line with expectations, but the software giant's profit got a boost from better-than-expected hardware sales.