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Should APIs be copyrighted?

Latest court ruling states Oracle can be granted copyright protection for its Java APIs, opening up a legal precedent that could affect the thousands of APIs out there.

May 9, 2014 by

Azul Zing kicks Java up a notch

Java application performance depends upon the Java Virtual Machine being able to quickly create, use and then destroy pieces of data. Azul Systems has taken its decade of experience building Java acceleration systems and built a new JVM based upon Oracle's HotSpot technology.

August 24, 2012 by

We didn't know Sun had patents: Google

While Google is trying to move for a mistrial for the copyrights segment of its legal battle over Java APIs with Oracle, it's time to move full steam ahead to the next round.

May 8, 2012

Google's Page plays hardball with Oracle

Google CEO Larry Page returned to a San Francisco court to take the stand as a witness in the legal battle between Google and Oracle over patents and copyrights related to Java.

April 18, 2012

My fight with Microsoft: why APIs need to be free

With Oracle choosing APIs as a legal battleground on which to tangle with Google's Android, I'm reminded of another time when APIs were used in lieu of competitive products in an attempt to control a marketplace.In another life, I was a software developer.

April 18, 2012 by

HTC gets injunction against German patent firm

HTC has won a temporary injunction against the German patent licensing firm IPCom, forcing it to stop threatening retailers with legal action for stocking HTC's 3G-capable products.The Taiwanese manufacturer said on Friday that IPCom's threats were "unjustified".

December 19, 2011 by

Verizon joins in Samsung's fight against Apple

The US mobile network operator Verizon Wireless has stepped into the legal battle between Apple and Samsung, asking a Californian court not to ban Samsung's 4G Android devices over alleged patent infringement.In July, Apple filed with the US District Court for the Northern District of California for a preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy S 4G, Infuse 4G and Droid Charge smartphones, as well as its Galaxy Tab 10.

September 26, 2011 by

Oracle updates JDeveloper and ADF toolsets

Oracle has updated its JDeveloper Java integrated developer environment and application developer framework to increase the functionality of the tools and provide support for server-side web app interface development via JavaServer Faces 2.0.

June 8, 2011 by

Solaris, Java certification cost set to rise

The cost of gaining a Solaris or Java certification is set to rise from 1 August, according to a note posted on the Oracle website.Java Architect, Java Developer, Solaris System Administrator and Solaris Security Administrator certification will all require a "new mandatory course attendance", the note said.

March 3, 2011 by

WSO2 offerings add zest to Carbon 3.0 platform for BPM, cloud construction

BPS enables developers to easily compose and orchestrate business processes using WS-BPEL. Version 2.0 adds support for two emerging open source human-centric process specifications, which are currently under OASIS standardization review. Additional new features include Scheduled instance cleanup, Java Message Service (JVM) API support, and XML Path extension support.

August 2, 2010 by

Apple’s iPhone developer agreement published (updated)

The EFF has posted one of Apple's most secret and most confidential documents – its developer agreement that all devs must sign in order to access the company's iPhone SDK.The EFF found a creative way to legally get and publish the document, an act that would surely invoke the Apple's legal wrath.

March 10, 2010 by

Web designers & developers shanghaied by pirate software

Oh alright, I know I always go on about hating surveys, but I did read this one all the way to the end because it claims that more than half of web designers and developers admit to having worked in an environment where they used unlicensed web design software.Fasthosts Internet and a well-known tech magazine with a dot in its name that doesn’t need mentioning surveyed 500 developer/designer dudes to ask them if they use legal tools.

February 11, 2010 by

Have OSS-inspired developer self-study techniques come of age?

I was fortunate enough to sit in on a Java training course at Sun Microsystems’ UK headquarters not so long ago and good though it was, I had a discussion this weekend with a journo pal of mine in the USA which leant towards the rise of developer self-study techniques and their increasing importance.Not to suggest for one moment that the IT training industry is about to suffer in some way.

December 7, 2009 by

Terracotta buys Quartz

Open source Java clustering software developer Terracotta announced its intent to buy an open source job scheduler known as Quartz.The integration of Quartz into Terracotta's platform will ease high availability job scheduling and scaling applications to multiple nodes, the company said.

November 18, 2009 by

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