"Among the highlights emanating from U.S. District Court in San Francisco courtroom 8 today was Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's response to a question regarding the status of the Java programming language, which his company acquired when it bought Sun Microsystems in 2010.Oracle CEO Larry Ellison: I don't know if Java is free | Mobile - CNET News
Asked by Google's lead attorney, Robert Van Nest, if the Java language is free, Ellison was slow to respond. Judge William Alsup pushed Ellison to answer with a yes or no. As ZDNet reporter Rachel King observed in the courtroom, Ellison resisted and huffed, "I don't know."
In other words, it's complicated."
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison: I don't know if Java is free | Mobile - CNET News
A snapshot from the trial that could be a technology celebrity reality TV mini-series