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Oracle Subpoenas Apache Foundation In Google Suit 98

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the battle-of-the-paperwork dept.
angry tapir writes "Oracle has subpoenaed the Apache Software Foundation in connection with its ongoing intellectual property suit against Google. Oracle filed suit against Google in August, alleging that its Android mobile operating system infringes on seven of Oracle's Java patents. Google has denied any wrongdoing. The subpoena, which was received by ASF on Monday, seeks 'the production of documents related to the use of Apache Harmony code in the Android software platform, and the unsuccessful attempt by Apache to secure an acceptable license to the Java SE Technology Compatibility Kit.'"
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Oracle Subpoenas Apache Foundation In Google Suit

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  • by binarylarry (1338699) on Thursday May 05, 2011 @11:05AM (#36035442)

    Yeah but you'd have to find someone at Oracle who knows how to use a web browser.

    You'd send them a URL and they'd spend 12 months and 10 million dollars writing a "program" in PL/SQL to access the wiki.

  • Re:-5 Rep (Score:2, Funny)

    by h4rr4r (612664) on Thursday May 05, 2011 @11:26AM (#36035692)

    The name of the company stands for One Rich Asshole Called Larry Ellison. Does that explain it to you?

  • by kestasjk (933987) * on Thursday May 05, 2011 @11:41AM (#36035902) Homepage
    That's just not true.. They would send over a team to run some workshops, evaluate the wiki's work processes, recommend an alternative ERP, reevaluate all competing systems, and charge for analysis, installation, maintenance, and travel, and then they'd spend 12 months and 10 million dollars writing a "program" in PL/SQL to access the wiki.

    But the accessed wiki would be hosted in Oracle's cloud storage, so you would need an extra few eBusiness modules to interface with that, plus service and bandwidth of course (not to mention consulting and security).

    Once it's all paid up (Oracle hosts your finance software, but it's just coincidence that they charge slightly less than you can possibly afford) you have the glory of an eBusiness form which ties the "WikiID" with all your "EmployeeID"s (it's called integration), and you can run all sorts of reports like "WikiIDs vs EmployeeIDs" or "Sum of WikiIDs vs EmployeeIDs", or even "Sum of WikiIDs vs EmployeeIDs two weeks ago".

    Your CFO will love it, the board will think it's vital, and we'll leech the hard won efficiency gains out of your business and use the money to kill cheap open-source competitors and fight innovation with lawyers.

    Welcome to eLogicStackEnterprise; an obsolete database powering a recently closed source stack supporting a thin layer of generic business logic supporting a veneer of customized business logic straining under a mountain of bullshit.
  • by TheRaven64 (641858) on Thursday May 05, 2011 @01:37PM (#36037460) Journal
    If they're looking for documentation, then they really don't understand F/OSS!

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