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Larry Ellison: “If an Open Source Product Gets Good Enough, We’ll Simply Take It.”

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Leader of Sun's open source programme is not at all positive about Oracle's commitment to Free/libre software

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Shuttleworth: Oracle's Java Lawsuit 'An Extremely Unsophisticated Move'

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Last week's move by Oracle to sue Google over Java use in the Android open source mobile operating system, may well end up having an impact that effects far more that just Android. And that has some key stakeholders in the open source community concerned.

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Oracle vs. Google over Java in Android is only the start.

http://blogs.computerworld.com

I don't think Oracle suing Google over the use of Java in Android has much to do with Android at all. I think it has everything to do with Oracle monetizing Java anyway it can. That spells big trouble for any company or developer who uses Java...

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Google Rebuts Oracle Lawsuit, Invokes Open-Source Defense

http://mashable.com

Hours after Oracle filed suit against Google for patent infringement, Google has made it very clear that it will stand its ground. “We are disappointed Oracle has chosen to attack both Googleand the open-source Java community with this baseless lawsuit,” Google said in a statement to Mashable earlier today.

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Software Patents Crisis

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A look back at Professor Moglen's words about Java and last week's talk about software patents; a Microsoft-fueled agitator attacks Apple, Cisco and other Microsoft rivals using patents

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Life is good after Oracle

http://dzone.com

There are alternatives to all this mess as Linux, FreeBSD, PostgreSQL, Firebird, C++, Python, Ruby, PHP, Perl, Lua , LLVM and much more the world is more wide and richer than Oracle draconian world with now the new Draconian Java.

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The final verdict is in: OpenSolaris is no more.

http://blog.hydrasystemsllc.com

In what is supposedly a leaked internal memo to Oracle staff, the adoptive parent company of Sun’s OpenSolaris had announced the fate the project’s (and binary release’s) future. That is, they will support it no more outside of CDDL’d package updates for future Solaris (i.e. Solaris 11) releases.

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OpenSolaris axed!

http://www.theregister.co.uk

You all expected it, and now it has come to pass: Oracle has killed off the OpenSolaris development project.

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The Oracle-Google Mess: A Question - Are Any of the Patents Tied to a Specific Machine?

http://www.groklaw.net

On the Oracle v. Google litigation announcement, here's something that I don't see anyone else mentioning yet. On the Oracle patents, in a post-Bilski world, the right question would seem to be: Are *any* of the asserted Oracle patents tied to a specific machine?

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Novell/Mono Could be Sued by Oracle

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Next target for Oracle could be Novell; Sun's outgoing CEO gets a part-time job alongside a former Noveller

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Defending Free Software against Oracle's attack

http://www.kdedevelopers.org

To me writing code is a means of Free Speech, and the Free Software movement is about preserving my rights of Free Speech in the face of the US patent system which is trying to cut down what I can say. Attacking the Oracle patent claims, and writing software to undermine their market position is the least I can do. If enough people think and do the same, I hope we can cause them trouble.

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Illumos Makes OpenSolaris Board Threat Moot

http://www.linuxjournal.com

On August 3 Nexenta hosted a conference call to announce a new open source project called "Illumos." Still several days short of the deadline set by the OpenSolaris governing board to Oracle, perhaps this announcement makes it all moot.

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Oracle/Google: the patents and the implications

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Just as LinuxCon ended, Oracle announced that it has filed suit for patent and copyright infringement against Google for its implementation of Android; as an Oracle spokesperson said, “In developing Android, Google knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property. […]”

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Is OpenSolaris About To Be Forked?

http://www.phoronix.com

There are still a few weeks left before the deadline that demands Oracle appoint a community liaison for their OpenSolaris operating system. However, some OpenSolaris community developers have already had enough: they've begun work on a new project.

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Oracle shuts down open source test servers

http://www.itnews.com.au

Oracle has shut down servers Sun Microsystems was contributing to the build farm for open source database software, PostgreSQL, forcing enthusiasts to scramble to find new hosts to test updates to their software on the Solaris operating system.

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