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Old 10-06-2010, 08:10 AM   #1
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LXer: Google Answers Oracle, Counterclaims, and Moves to Dismiss Copyright Infringement Claim


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Google has filed its Answer with Counterclaims to Oracle's patent and copyright infringement complaint, and how! It's a very aggressive and confident response to Oracle's complaint. Google asks that Oracle's complaint be dismissed, for a judgment in favor of all its counterclaims, for a declaratory judgment that Google has not infringed or contributed to any infringement of any of the patents, a declaration of the invalidity of all the Oracle patents, and a declaration that all Oracle's claims are barred by laches, equitable estoppel and/or waiver, and unclean hands. It wants Oracle to have to pays its costs and expenses of this litigation, including Google's attorneys' fees and expert witness fees, asking for a judgment that this is an exceptional case warranting it.

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Old 10-06-2010, 08:14 AM   #2
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I don't blame them! Oracle is just trying to make $$ off of something that's GPL in the first place -- a GPL violation for sure. The FSF should step in on Google's side and allow Google to countersue for GPL violation! Oracle deserves it.
 
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I don't blame them! Oracle is just trying to make $$ off of something that's GPL in the first place -- a GPL violation for sure.
There is nothing in the GPL that says one cannot use code under the GPL for commercial purposes, provided the code is also included with the product. So how is just using something under the GPL for commercial use a GPL violation? Is Oracle not releasing any code that is GPL'ed?

Anyways, the issue here is Oracle being silent on so many things. OpenSolaris; which Oracle eventually killed, and now OO which the devs interpreted as a possible next to get axed.

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Old 10-06-2010, 06:13 PM   #4
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It's not making money I'm concerned about. It's Oracle suing over patent/copyright infringement regarding GPL software that's the GPL violation here.
 
  


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