Many open-source developers and business people are upset that Oracle is suing Google over Java patents in Android. These people have reason to worry. This case could change not just how they use Java but how open-source development is done at all. So why would Oracle, a Linux-supporter in its own right, introduce the evil of software patents into open-source programming? My answer: Because Larry Ellison, Oracle's CEO, thinks the company can profit from it.

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Created by davelong 7 years 50 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 50 weeks ago
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7 years 50 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago


Never trust greed

These exploiters would be just as happy selling dish-washing detergent as software, so long as the profit margin remains astronomical.

That's why I feel a cold chill every time I see this exploiter's name stamped all over Open Office.