Oracle hits IBM, Microsoft support for Google in Supreme Court battle – Business


A top Oracle executive said Google is “virtually alone” in its Supreme Court battle over Java, saying “the technology community is not supporting Google’s position. Not even slightly.”Oracle Executive Vice President Ken Glueck also downplayed the parties that have publicly supported Google in the Supreme Court case, including tech giants IBM and Microsoft saying they have “commercial interests” in this litigation.Glueck called Microsoft the “original sinner,” saying the tech giant had once engaged in anticompetitive practices against Sun Microsystems which created Java and was acquired by Oracle in 2010.Google hit back at Oracle. “We saw a remarkable range of consumers, developers, computer scientists, and businesses saying that open software interfaces promote innovation and that no single company like Oracle should be able to monopolize creativity,” Google spokesperson Jose Castaneda told
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