lwn.net — Ars Technica reports that the US Justice Department has sided with Oracle in its dispute with Google. "The dispute centers on Google copying names, declarations, and header lines of the Java APIs in Android. Oracle filed suit, and in 2012, a San Francisco federal judge sided with Google. The judge ruled that the code in question could not be copyrighted. Oracle prevailed on appeal, however. A federal appeals court ruled that the "declaring code and the structure, sequence, and organization of the API packages are entitled to copyright protection." Google maintained that the code at issue is not entitled to copyright protection because it constitutes a "method of operation" or "system" that allows programs to communicate with one another." (Thanks to Martin Michlmayr) read more
sourceforge.net — There has recently been some report that the GIMP-Win project on SourceForge has been hijacked; this project was actually abandoned over 18 months ago, and SourceForge has stepped-in to keep this project current. For more details, read on… read more
foxbusiness.com — It was nearly four and half years ago that Google CEO Eric Schmidt announced he would be stepping down and passing the keys to the search kingdom to co-founder Larry Page. I still remember Schmidt’s jubilant proclamation “Day-to-day adult supervision no longer needed!” echoing across the Twitterverse. read more
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focustaiwan.tw — Taipei, May 27 (CNA) Japan-based Sony Mobile said Wednesday that it still has no plans to launch smartphones using an ultra-HD 2K screen in the near future because it remains difficult to convince consumers of the benefits of such an upgrade. read more
The Chrome team is fired up to announce the launch of Chrome 43 for Android. Chrome 43.0.2357.78 will be available in Google Play over the next few days. New fun in this release includes:Faster Checkout, Touch to Search, Bug fixes and speedy performance improvements.
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