Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Android boss on the alternatives to licensing Java: “They all suck” | FT Tech Hub | FTtechhub - Industry analysis – FT.com

This should be straightforward to resolve; all Google has to do is to explain that, in the Googleplex vocabulary, “negotiation” generally means determining how much another organization will pay Google to use their stuff

Google failed earlier this week in an attempt to have the draft communication declared privileged, which would have had reference to it removed from the court record. Mr Rubin’s email itself has not been made available, but this is Oracle’s lawyer, quoting from it at a court hearing late last month:

“What we’ve actually been asked to do by Larry and Sergey” – those are the co-founders of Google – “is to investigate what technical alternatives exist to Java for Android and Chrome. We have been over a bunch of these and think they all suck. We conclude that we need to negotiate a license for Java.”

Android boss on the alternatives to licensing Java: “They all suck” | FT Tech Hub | FTtechhub - Industry analysis – FT.com

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