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Android code copying evidence lends weight to Oracle suit

Android code copying evidence lends weight to Oracle suit

Evidence that Google directly copied Sun Microsystems code - now owned by Oracle - has been found in multiple Android files, suggesting the Oracle's patent infringement case against the search giant does indeed hold water. IP expert Florian Mueller dug through the evidence and discovered 37 files in Android 2.2 Froyo and 2.3 Gingerbread which were labeled "PROPRIETARY/CONFIDENTIAL" by Sun, and had a copyright notice file saying "DO NOT DISTRIBUTE!"

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SEC investigating ex-HP Mark Hurd over insider info & expenses allegations

SEC investigating ex-HP Mark Hurd over insider info & expenses allegations

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd's departure from the company back in August, amid ongoing allegations that the ousted chief executive shared insider information before he left. According to the WSJ's sources, Hurd is suspected of having passed information about HP's $13.9 billion acquisition of tech-consulting firm Electronic Data Systems Corp. back in 2008 to an HP contractor.

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Apple to provide OS X code for OpenJDK Java SE 7 project

Apple to provide OS X code for OpenJDK Java SE 7 project

Apple has announced that, along with Oracle, it is kicking off the OpenJDK project for Mac OS X. As part of the partnership, Apple's software engineers "will contribute most of the key components, tools and technology" involved in a Java SE 7 implementation, including a 32-bit and 64-bit HotSpot-based Java virtual machine, class libraries, a networking stack and the foundation for a new graphical client, all released as open-source.

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HP and Oracle Resolve Litigation, Mark Hurd Able to Work at Oracle

HP and Oracle Resolve Litigation, Mark Hurd Able to Work at Oracle

At the beginning of August, former CEO of HP Mark Hurd resigned from HP due to some pesky situations that threw around the words sexual harassment. It was, perhaps more than anything else, the fact that Hurd had violated HP's standards of business conduct. A month later, he landed a job at Oracle as co-President. And then, immediately after that announcement, HP sued Hurd because of it. HP was afraid that Hurd would hurt HP by talking about confidential information, among other things. But, it looks like that's all come to an end, as HP and Oracle have resolved their litigations, and Hurd is free to do what he wants.

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HP Sues Former CEO Mark Hurd

HP Sues Former CEO Mark Hurd

Mark Hurd, the former CEO of HP and just-hired Co-President of Oracle, has had a busy month. He's had a roller-coaster of events take over his every day life, and it doesn't seem to be calming down any time soon. After just landing the job over at Oracle, it looks like HP doesn't really agree with that plan. They've just made it known that they are moving forward with suing Hurd.

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Former HP CEO Mark Hurd lands co-president spot at Oracle

Former HP CEO Mark Hurd lands co-president spot at Oracle

Former HP CEO Mark Hurd was asked to step down from his sport at HP in August after an investigation into alleged sexual harassment. The investigation found no evidence of harassment by Hurd, but the HP board used inaccurate expense reports found during the investigation to oust Hurd.

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Oracle Sues Google Over Java Usage in Android, Google Calls It “Baseless”

Oracle Sues Google Over Java Usage in Android, Google Calls It “Baseless”

Oracle has decided to sue Google over patent and copyright infringements, as it relates to Java's usage in Android. It's a decision that has many scratching their heads in confusion over, especially the open source community. While a large market of analysts have already chimed in on their own regard about the situation, it's been Google that's waited the longest to comment. But, now, that's changed, as the Big G has come forward to put their statement on the situation forward.

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