Android Infinges?

Well, Oracle alleges that Google Android infringes on Sun patents numbers 6,125,447; 6,192,476; 5,966,702; 7,426,720; RE38,104; 6,910,205; and 6,061,520 — much the same as the Sun / Microsoft law suit did nearly a decade ago.

Whether or not the Google Dalvik machine does in fact infringe on intellectual property Oracle acquired through it’s purchase of Sun or not, it’s clear that Oracle is after the money…

I don’t particularly consider Google to be my best buddy in the open source software world — they too are after the money (only they want to leverage control of information — which parleys into targeting advertising)…

I suggest Google do what Microsoft did, but do it now rather than wait for the courts; just ditch Java — it’s a crappy language anyway, and it’s not like the Google Dalvik machine could run any arbitrary Java program anyway.  Certainly Google can create an open source language to replace Java on Android, and in doing so help rid the world of Larry Ellison and his ego and greed.

Originally posted 2010-08-29 02:00:52.