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Oracle Wants $6.1 Billion in Android Suit

Sun moved to make Java  open source when it owned Java. Now that Oracle owns Sun (and thus Java) the software is not so open. It seems the software itself is still covered by an open-source license, but the patents are protected as fiercely as Howard Hughes' privacy.

Google learned this lesson when Oracle recently sued it. Oracle claims that Android violates Java patents.

The case is getting closer, and new details are emerging such as the fact that Oracle wants as much as $6.1 billon in damages -- enough to pay Larry Ellison's diesel boat bills for a decade.

Posted by Doug Barney on 06/20/2011 at 1:18 PM


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