this is probably a little touchy to ask...

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at
Tue Sep 14 21:21:13 UTC 2010

>>>>> "Jules" == Jules Gilbert <jules.stocks at> writes:

Jules> Now, if Oracle won't adjust their thinking, I intend to look at Java
Jules> sub-systems that are supplied and built by other people than Oracle.
Jules> (It's called Open Source.)

And that's what I tried to say in my last few posts.  Given Oracle's
apparent stance to own Java not by copyright but by patent, it doesn't
*matter* that Java is "open source".  We'll have to wait until Oracle
v. Google is decided, but unless Google can invalidate Oracle's
*patents* on Java, Java is effectively dead, unless you want to sleep in
Oracle's bed.

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