Oracle: Google directly copied Java code in Android

“Oracle amended its Java complaint against Google over Android patent infringement and provided line-by-line comparisons in its exhibits,” Larry Dignan reports for ZDNet.

“In its tweaked complaint, Oracle ups the ante against Google, who has called the lawsuit baseless,” Dignan reports. “Oracle, which first sued Google over Android in August, said: In at least several instances, Android computer program code also was directly copied from copyrighted Oracle America code. For example, as may be readily seen in Exhibit J, the source code in Android’s “PolicyNodeImpl.java” class is nearly identical to “PolicyNodeImpl.java” in Oracle America’s Java, not just in name, but in the source code on a line-for-line basis.

Dignan reports, “Indeed, if you look at those exhibits the lines of code are identical.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Smoking gun.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “jax44” for the heads up.]

106 Comments

  1. Oh, c’mon. Whatever happened to the ole’ adage “Good programmers write good code, great programmers steal good code”?

    But it does make you wonder what else those Google webcrawlers can grab. Wail… oh no my keys!

  2. Oh, c’mon. Whatever happened to the ole’ adage “Good programmers write good code, great programmers steal good code”?

    But it does make you wonder what else those Google webcrawlers can grab. Wail… oh no my keys!

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