Sun Microsystems was fertile ground for what might be the largest developer upset in ten years. We look back at some of the real innovations Sun brought us, discuss the latest developments in Oracle's suit against Google, and the massive shift Microsoft announced today.
This is one of those episodes we’ll be referencing back to for quite a while.
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- Google Could Owe Oracle $8.8 Billion in Android Fight - Bloomberg — Google’s use of Java wasn’t ‘fair use,’ appeals court rules
- One Email Could Cost Google Billions in Its Fight With Oracle — “Wish them luck,” Rubin wrote. “Java.lang.apis are copyrighted. and sun [sic] gets to say who they license the tck to,” Rubin wrote.
- Google emails cast shadow over its defense against Oracle — In the 2010 email, Google software engineer Tim Lindholm tells Rubin that Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin had requested “technical alternatives to Java.”
“We’ve been over a bunch of these, and we think they all suck,” Lindholm wrote, according to Ars Technica. “We conclude that we need to negotiate a license for java under the terms we need.”
Rubin acknowledged he’d seen the message, the site reported.
- Backlash against tech companies is a wake-up call (opinion) - CNN
- Snapchat is building the same kind of data-sharing API that just got Facebook into trouble - Recode — Snapchat is building a way for people to use their Snapchat account to connect with third-party apps. The idea, in theory, would let Snapchat users grant outside companies access to their Snapchat data to help personalize other services.
- Windows chief Myerson out in Microsoft reorganization | ZDNet — Microsoft's latest company reorg includes some major changes to its Windows and Devices organization, including the departure of its current leader, Terry Myerson.
- Thank you for 21 years, and onto the next chapter... | Terry Myerson | Pulse | LinkedIn