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Simon Phipps

With a focus on open source and digital rights, Simon is a director of the UK's Open Rights Group and president of the Open Source Initiative. He is also managing director of UK consulting firm Meshed Insights Ltd.

No Comment on Oracle vs Google

Oracle's litigation against Google needs no comment, really, Just some data points.

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I have no comment on the news that Oracle is suing Google over Android's use of Java. But there are a few data points I'd like to draw to your attention.

The news: Background:

  • Edward Screven (effectively Oracle's CTO) said "Oracle doesn't really have an open source-specific strategy" and went on in this article to avoid mentioning community, co-development or reputation in the context of open source.
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