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According to this report, Oracle is suing Google over the use of Java in its Android operating system and applications. It hasn't been that long since Oracle bought Sun, and with it gained a controlling interest in the way the Java license is interpreted. On the one hand, it seems unlikely that this suit will go anywhere. On the other hand, by betting your operating system and application strategy on a run time environment that is controlled by one of your top competitors, you are only asking for trouble.
Since Oracle bought out Sun, I've personally made sure to remember to always call it "Oracle Java" when commenting to IBM people about it. Most at IBM know that's just my way of being a bit of a jerk about how much I don't like anything related to J2EE -- but isn't it interesting that the old man may just know something about the industry after all?
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