“"Oracle en ny sorts patenttroll"”

Oren Michaels:

But other than a potential payday for Oracle on this particular case, no one benefits from a world in which the description of how you transfer data is copyrightable.

It would be as if someone held the copyright to the design of the prongs on the electrical outlet – two small parallel blades and a roundish ground connector. Sure, someone came up with it. But its value lies in its ubiquitous usage. Put a tax on its use, and the market will evolve to a design that does not carry the tax.

En intressant vinkling av konflikten mellan Oracle och Google rörande hur Java används i Android. Läsvärt.

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