Last weekend a few friends and I met over dinner at the beach, in Scheveningen, and amongst the various topics we discussed was the Android-Java dispute. I have no proficiency in Java and neither am I an Android user. But given my interest in Oracle and Google I thought it would be nice to understand why Oracle decided to sue Google. I will not write anything about the case itself or about the judge ruling or the arguments between the two sides. Just a little background on how / why Oracle and Google are involved, how they come into the picture!
Java dates back to the 90’s and has an interesting history. Fast forward January 2010 and Oracle acquires SUN Microsystems right under the nose of IBM, creating fear in the hearts of every member in the Java community – not without reason! Oracle – is not exactly known for charity 😉