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Oracle tries to rewrite history for Sun and alter Java's future

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.

By May 2, 2012


Oracle-Google trial puts ex-Sun execs on opposite sides

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?

By April 28, 2012


Google: Oracle, Sun blew it on a Java smartphone

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.

By April 18, 2012


Oracle to pay $46 million to settle Sun kickback charges

Fine settles claims that Sun, among other companies, had doled out kickbacks in an effort to score government contracts.

By February 1, 2011


Why Oracle, not Sun, sued Google over Java

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.

By August 23, 2010


Why Oracle, not Sun, sued Google over Java

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.

By August 13, 2010


Oracle earnings show profit for Sun

Sales were in line with expectations, but the software giant's profit got a boost from better-than-expected hardware sales.

By June 24, 2010


Oracle's Sun strategy: What to expect

Larry Ellison is hosting a five-hour event with analysts today to lay out the grand vision for Sun.

By January 27, 2010


Oracle to sack half of Sun? Ridiculous, says 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.

By January 15, 2010


Oracle earnings: Sun integration succeeding

Earnings offered a little bit of everything: Sun integration is going well, Exadata is a hit, SAP took its lumps, and expectations were beat.

By March 25, 2010