Google's defence against Oracle in pictures

Google's defence against Oracle in pictures

Summary: A look at Google's presentation outlining how it will fight back against Oracle's claims that it owes money for copying Java code

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  • Ellison: Java language is free

    Google is countering Oracle's claims with the assertion that Java is free to use, using a quote from Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison's deposition to the court last year to support this.

    Source: Google

  • Disputed API package specs

    One of the key questions in the case is whether an API can be copyrighted or patented, as Oracle is claiming these as its intellectual property, picked up in its purchase of Java steward Sun.

    Source: Google

  • Java language API

    Google says APIs cannot be protected, as they are fundamental to Java, and the programming language itself is free.

    Source: Google

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Karen Friar

About Karen Friar

Karen Friar is news editor for ZDNet in the UK, based in London. She started out in film journalism in San Francisco, before making the switch to tech coverage at ZDNet.com. Next came a move to CNET News.com, where she looked after west coast coverage of business technology, and finally a return to her homeland with ZDNet UK.

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