Google endorses open-source activity around Android, but it looks like their developers 'borrowed' a little too much from Sun's Java code. Oracle, Sun's owner, is already suing Google for seven infringed patents, but this adds further weight to their claim.
Florian Mueller from FOSSpatents made the discovery when digging around in Android's code that six files in Android 2.2 and 3.0 were lifted from the Java source code, along with 37 files that had 'proprietary/confidential' on them.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Maybe Android Isn't All That 'Open'
Even More Evidence That Google Stole Code For Android From Oracle Appears: