Aug 15, 2010

oracle v. android

RoughlyDrafted on the Oracle and Google patent fracas. "If Oracle is successful in its bid to 'impound and destroy' the heart of Google’s Android, it might result in more than just a massive upheaval of the smartphone industry and a congratulatory high fiving between Jobs and Ellison. It might also result in a concerted effort by Google to join Oracle and other tech giants to decommission the nuclear threat of software patent proliferation in the future."

I'm not sure I completely buy his line of reasoning (1994 is quite a while ago, and I can't imagine Google and Oracle joining hands over much of anything after this battle), but the piece is worth reading. And oh, buried in it is an amazing parenthetical aside.