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Google and Oracle

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(This entry was authored on Aug 28th but has been backdated to Aug 13th.
It refers to stories between the two dates)

said late Thursday that it had filed a patent and copyright infringement suit against
The lawsuit has been reported in a number of media outlets, including
Infoworld, Forbes, LA Times, WSJ (one, two) and ElReg.
Copy of the filed lawsuit is available from Scribd.  Additional (geeky) lawyer news from Law.Com.

Google later Posted a Respose which was carried in places like Infosyncworld, ElReg.
Even later, Google pulled out of JavaOne.

Not suprisingly, the lawsuit generated many reactions in blogs, tweets, bulleting boards and other public fora.  As of this writing, many of them can be explored with a Twitter Search: "Oracle Google".   Posts include those of Sacha, James, Steven O'Grady, Chris Wong, Venera7.
SlashDot commented on this in several stories, including: Oracle Sues Google for Infringing Java Patents, The Case for Oracle, Google Back Out of JavaOne

Google has characterized Oracle's lawsuit as being "against Google and open source" but not everybody agrees  - see here, here and here.

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