ZFS License and Future

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Sat Nov 6 16:17:09 UTC 2010

On Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 09:16:05AM +0200, App Deb wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 6:44 AM, Steven Susbauer <steven at too1337.com> wrote:
> > Android uses the Java language, but this is not what that suit is about.
> > Oracle claims the Dalvik VM infringes on their patents. If Android was using
> > the Java VM there would be no lawsuit. Sun was able to successfully sue
> > Microsoft for similar reasons in 1997 (incomplete implementation of the Java
> > standard). Somehow people continued using Java, despite this.
> Actually they were not. If I remember correctly, the Microsoft Java VM
> was abandoned because of this and everyone had to switch to the Sun
> one.

I think Steven was saying that people are still using Java the language,
not that they're still using Microsoft's Java implementation.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
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