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

Posted Jul 30, 2011

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 Amazon.com’s Internet Archive and Wayback Machine. Google is using the deleted blog post as an estoppel. [Groklaw]