Google vows to fight Oracle lawsuit as Java creator speaks out

Google has vowed to fight Oracle’s patent lawsuit over use of Java patents in Android, claiming that Android’s Dalvik implementation is not covered. Meanwhile, Java creator James Gosling blogs that neither side in the lawsuit is without blame, but calls the suit a victory for “ego, money and power” at the expense of open software development, says eWEEK.

The day after Oracle jolted the Android community by suing Google on Aug. 12 with a patent infringement lawsuit over the illegal use of Java in its Linux-based Android operating system, Google responded by calling the suit “baseless.” The company vowed to fight the lawsuit, which covers seven patents and other copyrights related to Java.

In a story Friday in our sister publication eWEEK, Clint Boulton wrote that a Google spokesperson told the publication, “We are disappointed Oracle has chosen to attack both Google and the open-source Java community with this baseless lawsuit.”

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