nthitz writes: After 23 days of trial, the jury's decision is unanimous: no infringement. A real win for anyone who will ever write a rangeCheck method. Groklaw goes on to call out big media for their sensationalism of the story: "I want you to think about those $6 billion damages headlines. Where did the "information" come from? Was it an accurate tip?"
nthitz writes: "Oracle and Google are currently in a $1 billion wrestling match over Google’s use of Java in Android. But Java is not the only way to build native apps on Android. In fact, it’s not even the best way: we have been offering C# to Android developers as a high-performance, low-battery consuming alternative to Java. Our platform, Mono, is an open source implementation of the.NET framework that allows developers to write their code using C# while running on top of the Java-powered operating system, and then share that same code with iOS and Windows Phone."