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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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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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