Oracle to Google: it's not over
Oracle has filed an appeal in a copyright case against Google that is a years-old point of acrimony between the two companies.
The gritty details: Google used elements of Oracle's Java application programming interface (API) while creating its Android operating systems for smartphones. Oracle sued arguing copyright infringement. Most recently, a jury in California ruled that Google's use of the code was a legal example of fair use. That's the ruling that Oracle appealed on Friday. Their case:
What's at stake: Oracle has previously asked for billions of dollars from Google over the dispute. More broadly, the case gets at legal questions key to software development.