An anonymous reader writes: IT World's Brian Proffitt believes Google fans 'may be a bit dismayed after reading the claims by' Florian Mueller that Oracle's (originally Sun's) Java code may indeed have been infringed. While he says he approaches such allegations carefully after the SCO experience, the findings are 'a bit alarming, particularly for Google: 46 pages of what appears to be line-for-line copying of Java code in Android files, all laid out for the world to see.' Concerning the author, Proffitt says he's 'had [his] differences with Mueller, and still [does]', but he sees 'little reason for him to make this stuff up. Clearly, more reasearch is needed.' With respect to Oracle, he recognizes that they are still a member of the free software community. Both parties deserve their day in court. 'Sometimes defending freedom means defending the rights of those you don't agree with.'