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Little things that matter in language design
This is only precedent in that jurisdiction, and since the decision went in "our favor", it won't get appealed up to somewhere where it's precedental *everywhere*.
Or so I understand American Jurisprudence; IANAL, I just play one on the Internet.
Judge Alsup Rules: Oracle's Java APIs are Not Copyrightable (Groklaw)
Posted May 31, 2012 23:09 UTC (Thu) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
That said, I very much doubt that Oracle will appeal this up the two levels needed to get to the Supreme Court, and that the SC will decide that there is enough of an issue here to rule on.
In any case, the Ruling from Judge Alsup talks about what the precedents are from other jurisdictions, and the result should stand up well everywhere.
Posted May 31, 2012 23:19 UTC (Thu) by clemenstimpler (guest, #71914)
Posted Jun 1, 2012 11:57 UTC (Fri) by Wol (guest, #4433)
After Oracle's lawyers have been spouting about how valuable timsort is and how Google have "saved themselves masses of valuable effort" by "copying" rangecheck, what does he go and say ... ?
He's done a fair bit of programming in his time, he's learnt Java especially for the case, and he himself wrote a rangesort several times in several different languages to see how difficult it was. iirc it took him an afternoon.
Posted Jun 11, 2012 20:53 UTC (Mon) by jospoortvliet (subscriber, #33164)
Or did I read the wrong document... ?
Posted Jun 11, 2012 21:50 UTC (Mon) by sfeam (subscriber, #2841)
Posted Jun 1, 2012 13:53 UTC (Fri) by sorpigal (subscriber, #36106)
Posted Jun 2, 2012 9:50 UTC (Sat) by storner (subscriber, #119)
Even if they don't, this verdict was handed down in the Ninth Circuit which covers most (all?) of Silicon Valley. So it will probably be "the law" for most of the US IT-tech companies.
Posted Jun 2, 2012 20:49 UTC (Sat) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
Posted Jun 4, 2012 1:17 UTC (Mon) by butlerm (subscriber, #13312)
Posted Jun 2, 2012 14:55 UTC (Sat) by jjs (guest, #10315)
However, just because it's not precedent doesn't mean other courts can't use it as a point of reasoning - EU decisions are NOT precedent in the US, but the US courts have looked at their line of reasoning and agreed.
Posted Jun 3, 2012 19:17 UTC (Sun) by ajk (subscriber, #6607)
IANAL and not even a US resident :-)
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