[CentOS] Oracle UEK kernel on CentOS

Thu Jul 19 15:04:01 UTC 2012
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 07/19/2012 09:53 AM, Keith Roberts wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Jul 2012, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>> No, java is not open source.  Didn't you know that the APIs are
>> patented.  You did see that Oracle sued Google for making a Derivative
>> work of java, right?  Open source is open source ... this suing people
>> for using open source to create derivative works is buillshit ...
>> however it is standard operating procedure for Oracle.
> So how does iced-tea fit into this picture?

It fits in fine until Oracle decides that it wants to sue because they
think there is some money to be made. Then APIs are patentable, GPL does
not give patent permissions, etc.  The lawsuits will then fly.

If Android was not wildly popular, Oracle would not have done anything
about it.  Since it is, they want $$$.

If they think there is $$$ for them, they will pull the same thing again
in a heartbeat ... be it Java or MySQL or Berkley DB.  They gave up Open
Office to the Apache Foundation because of the mass exodus of
developers, or it would be in the same boat.  I just do not trust them.

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