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Smacking Oracle across the face with a Gauntlet.

By Jaqui ·
sent an email to their Corporate Citizenship contact person just now.

This is a suit that Oracle needs to lose you know.
If Oracle was to win a suit that Google's use of Java for the Android phone OS infringed on Oracle's Intellectual Property, it would DESTROY any claim that Java is "open source" or that Java can be used on an open source operating system.

It will be the death knell for Java.
as much as I would like to see that bloated garbage language destroyed, it will kill your whole I.P. chain by winning.

not a very bright decision if you want Java to be used much on the GROWING Free Software / Open Source Software operating systems.

and for your information, my low opinion of Java is well known among many IT Professionals around the world. I recently reposted my reasons on a personal blog:

Maybe Oracle will lose their love affair with the garbage language when / if they were to read that entry.

maybe I should go to and send it to them as well ]:)

edit for typo in Title.

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Smack them with a fist full of gauntlets.

by seanferd In reply to Smacking Oracle across th ...

I liked Sun's attitude better.

Oracle has no respect for open source anyway, former Sun property or otherwise.

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you do know

by Jaqui In reply to Smack them with a fist fu ...

that Oracle has their own distro of GNU/Linux?

if they win this law suit then it will be the only distro that has a java environment by default
and no distro will put java software into their repositories.

and no free software / open source software person will ever touch an app that requires Java in ANY form.

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by seanferd In reply to you do know

Unbreakable. Oracle really doesn't seem all that into the open source concept, though. Current treatment of Java, and their absolute refusal to communicate and work with the OpenSolaris crowd seem to indicate this rather well.

That would be an interesting result - kill Java.

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Is 'gauntlet' the official TR Word for 3Q10?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Smacking Oracle across th ...

I'm gonna need a bigger helmet.

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Looks like it...

by dawgit In reply to Is 'gauntlet' the officia ...

Of course this one could turn into a "Quagmire" from the looks of it.
Suing ones customer, tsk-tsk.

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I do believe so.

by seanferd In reply to Is 'gauntlet' the officia ...

I have an itch to create a free-form thread: Throwing away the gauntlet.

As it is, someone, who seems to have been playing off this recent gauntlet thing, used "gauntlet" for "gantlet" in a single post somewhere.

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might be more fun

by Jaqui In reply to I do believe so.

to throw it with a rocket inside. [ using the launcher to "throw it" naturally. ]

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Redefining RPG.

by seanferd In reply to might be more fun

Perhaps a good candidate for a railgun launcher as well.

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by Jaqui In reply to Redefining RPG.

railgun launcher gauntlet.
I like that.

mach 999 at impact anyone?

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by Jaqui In reply to Is 'gauntlet' the officia ...

bigger helmet?
with full face shielding?

won't help with rocket propelled gauntlets

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