Trump backs Ellison in API court case
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Friday, 21 February 2020 09:22

Trump backs Ellison in API court case


Everything should belong to my golf buddies and supporters

The Trump administration urged the US Supreme Court to reject an appeal by Alphabet's Google, boosting Oracle's bid to collect more than $8 billion in royalties for Google's use of copyrighted programming code in the Android operating system.

Red Hat and IBM take on Oracle
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Monday, 20 January 2020 11:48

Red Hat and IBM take on Oracle


Tells the supremes that APIs cannot be copyrighted

Red Hat and IBM jointly filed their own amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the "Google vs. Oracle" case, arguing that APIs cannot be copyrighted.

EFF asks the Supremes to step into API row
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Tuesday, 14 January 2020 11:05

EFF asks the Supremes to step into API row


Stop in the name of tech

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court in Google v. Oracle, arguing that APIs are not copyrightable.

Torvalds warns against Oracle module
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Monday, 13 January 2020 12:03

Torvalds warns against Oracle module


Larry Ellison too litigious

IT’s Mr Sweary, Linus Torvalds has warned engineers against adding a module for the ZFS filesystem that was designed by Sun Microsystems, now Oracle, due to licensing issues.

Oracle man claims he was forced to flog vapourware
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When he said no, they fired him

A former Oracle employee filed a lawsuit against the database giant on Tuesday claiming that he was forced out for refusing to lie about the functionality of the company's software.

Oracle sues over sexual discrimination charges
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The Department of Labour is the bad guy here

Database outfit Oracle is so hacked off that the Department of Labour is always taking it to task for discriminating against and underpaying women and minorities it is suing the watchdog.

Mark Hurd is dead
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Monday, 21 October 2019 10:44

Mark Hurd is dead


Ruled three major tech companies with his iron rod

Mark Hurd, who was the chief executive officer of three major technology companies including Oracle, died on Friday. He was 62.

Oracle hires on the back of cloud push
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Tuesday, 08 October 2019 11:09

Oracle hires on the back of cloud push


Wants to hire 2000

Everyone's favourite database company, Oracle is hiring 2,000 additional workers as part of is cunning plan to roll out its cloud computing services to more locations around the world.

Oracle claims it is being quizzed about Google
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Thursday, 26 September 2019 10:04

Oracle claims it is being quizzed about Google


And your starter for 10 is "how has Google hurt you?"

Storage outfit Oracle, which is not backward in coming forward to complain, has told the press that It is being quizzed by congressional and state investigators looking into allegations that Google violated antitrust law.

Oracle bakes a huge Raspberry Pi
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Wednesday, 18 September 2019 10:55

Oracle bakes a huge Raspberry Pi


Supercomputer clusters are cool

Oracle's OpenWorld convention saw the outfit showing off a Raspberry Pi Supercomputer that combines 1,060 Raspberry Pis into one cluster.