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The Oracle-Google Case Will Decide the Future of Software

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The legal battle between Oracle and Google is about to come to an end.

For a case with such potentially great impact on the tech industry, it can be tough to follow.

For example, several companies have built open source software that works with various cloud services in an attempt to make it easier for customers to easily move their applications from, say, Amazon to their own data centers.

The problem is that although Oracle offers an open source version of Java, meaning anyone is free to change, modify and share the underlying code, Sun s licensing terms prohibited companies from building their own versions of the language without approval.

According to em Ars Technica, Android founder Andy Rubin wrote an email that read: Wish them luck.

Bick also managed to work in a few barbs about Schwartz s leadership, pointing out that Oracle didn t offer Schwartz a senior position after the acquisition.

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