Participatory Culture Foundation - PCF. Forum Category - Digital Majority English. Open Source. No Software Patents! Under the influence of the patent system and big industry lobbyists, the European Union is on the verge of making a huge mistake: to pass a law that would legalize software patents.
If that happens, you will pay dearly. Europe's software industry will fall victim to unscrupulous extortioners. A cartel of large corporations will crush smaller competitors. Consequently, we will all pay more money for less good and less secure software. You personally, your household, your company, your government, all of us. Oracle sues Google, says Android infringes seven Java patents (plus unspecified copyrights)
Last night Oracle announced that it filed a lawsuit in Northern California against Google, claiming that Android infringes seven Java patents (which Oracle acquired along with Sun in January) as well as some unspecified Java-related copyrights.
The document filed by Oracle with the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has been published by VentureBeat. ZDNet thinks that this "may be the most gigantic patent battle ever seen in this industry. " End Software Patents - End Software Patents. Secure source code hosting and collaborative development - GitHub. TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux.