Thursday, May 12, 2016

Trial Focuses on Google’s Past Efforts to License Java Software - WSJ

Also see Stakes Are High in Oracle v. Google, But the Public Has Already Lost Big (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

"Former Sun Chief Executive Jonathan Schwartz testified that Sun wanted to attach its Java brand to Android, which is now the world’s most popular mobile-operating system. But Mr. Schwartz said Google pulled out of negotiations because of “a combination of money and technical dependence.…Google didn’t want to rely, as best as I understand, on anyone else.”


Andy Rubin, the former head of Android at Google, testified that Sun had reservations about Google’s plan to give Android to phone makers for free. “I think it was a difficult thing we were asking them to do.”"
Trial Focuses on Google’s Past Efforts to License Java Software - WSJ
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