Okay, I know nothing except what I’ve read over at Ars about this. So if you know whats going on please correct me if I’m wrong, but this trial looks lose/lose for Oracle to me.
If Oracle loses the case then it gets nothing but another reason to not use it’s products because of it’s penchant to sue people that use it’s products.
And if they win? Is Oracle really trying to say that the Java API is copyright-able, and therefore a license is required to use Java, so Google owes them truckloads of cash? Because if they win that argument, I know almost EVERYONE that writes software will NEVER use Java again. Why use any proprietary language if it’s creator/API creator can randomly shake you down anytime they want?