Oracle’s Ability To Shake Open Source Goes Beyond Java

In the wake of Oracle’s suit against Google over parts of Java code in Android, Oracle looks increasingly like open source’s number one enemy, but most analysis of the situtation seems to stop at the dispute over the mobile Android OS. Let’s not forget that Oracle acquired a huge portfolio of open source assets when it acquired Sun Microsystems. Through that acquisition, Oracle’s influence over everything from the OpenOffice suite to Java hangs in the balance, and there are now excellent reasons to question the company’s intentions.

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