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On the 26th of May, 2016, at about 4pm, a jury in Carlifornia’s Northern District Federal Court stated in favor that Google’s application of copyright-protected code in Android was fair use, freeing it of any blame. Oracle for the second time had been seeking $p Billion for the use of 37 Java API on the Android Operating System.
In 2014 a similar legal suit lasted resulted in a $9 Billion dollar libel against Google. In the last lap of this hearing, some of which I published, Google rightly had a superior argument stating that Android’s re-implementation of the Application Programming Interface was fair, allowing algorithms without breaking Oracle’s copyright which the Jury found convincing.
The legal battle hinged on a large part of mails sent by Android founder Andy Rubin, who maintained to write codes for the Android Operating system after Google’s Acquisition in 2005. One of the mails discovered through the legal process, discovered Rubin’s criticism of another company’s decision to build on top of the Java API System which at that time was owned by Sun Micro-system. According to Him, Java.lang.apis are copyrighted and Sun decides who to license it to.
One of the Sweet things about google is its pro-activeness and anti-redundancy. From being a successful Giant Internet Search Engine, they have gone to higher expansions:
This is definitely one of the most remarkable legal decisions concerning open source technology. After-all, Albert Einstein, Michael Faraday and several faceless, countless individuals all made spectacular open source innovations that today is benefiting the whole world. Even the giant Microsoft acknowledges and benefits form open source. Knowledge they say is continuous.
Every one knows that Open source has benefited humanity over the years and will yet do.