Saturday, May 19, 2012

Oracle vs Google

Update: API's are not copyrightable. Oracle wants to appeal. Fat chance they will get to according to some. No reason to burn a java book now.


Oracle wanted beellions and beellions of dollars (In a Carl Saganist tone) for this few lines of code. Anyone could have written this "generic" code. Almost like a generic example of the throw command from a java manual.

[code]
private static void rangeCheck(int arrayLen, int fromIndex, int toIndex) {
if (fromIndex > toIndex)
throw new IllegalArgumentException("fromIndex(" + fromIndex +
") > toIndex(" + toIndex+")");
if (fromIndex < 0)
throw new ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException(fromIndex);
if (toIndex > arrayLen)
throw new ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException(toIndex);
}
[/code]

The Fat lady should sing on Monday, Meellions and Meellions are posed to burn their java textbooks. Meellions and Meellions could be poised to dump their Oracle stock. Even if Oracle wins the case, they will lose, because no one will want to use their system for fear of being sued. Translation: They should expect a loss of current and future customers to some degree.

Note: Part of this post was from PUBLIC RECORDS and not copywriteable, yet it was hidden without my knowledge or permission. I deleted that section so that whomever did it did not get the full satisfaction proving how self important they are.

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