Google Using Former Sun CEO’s Blog Post As Defense Against Oracle

Earler this year Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL) filed a lawsuit against Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG). Oracle holds the patents to Java after they acquired Sun Microsystems. However former Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz wrote a blog post in 2007 praising Google for integrating Java into Android. Oracle deleted the blog post, but Google retrieved it using’s Internet Archive and Wayback Machine. Google is using the deleted blog post as an estoppel. [Groklaw]

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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