[Lazarus] Embarcadero vs Lazarus/FPC (Oracle vs Google)

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Tue May 8 10:52:11 CEST 2012

Sven Barth wrote:

>> Superficially, Oracle can't wreck Linux since they sell an
>> implementation. However they also own Solaris, and since their high-end
>> kit works better with Solaris than with Linux my own feeling is that
>> they'd like more people to use it.
> It's not about Oracle wrecking everyone, but companies that originally 
> developed some API wrecking those that reimplemented it. Especially the 
> Wine or ReactOS projects are "good" candidates for this (as Samba and 
> Mono cooperate more or less with Microsoft I don't see that much 
> problems for them).

But if Google fight all the way to the USA Supreme Court and lose, it 
will constitute a precedent: whatever Oracle's intentions.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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