I have questions about Java licensing Well, after many court hearings with Oracle vs Google, I analyzed this topic again and I would like to ask you about a few things:
- Oracle was accusing Google of copying the Java API SOURCE CODE and API documentation, not of using the API itself, right? Does this mean that if I want to make a different version of Java (all the same, just all java. * Packages aren't called java. * Just anothername. *) Then does that violate Oracle's rights as well? Do I have to rely on openJDK and the GNU GPL to do this?
- Is Java owned by Oracle as a language (including API)? It's not that they control it (make changes etc) or that they have a trademark for the word "Java". Can only they fork it to a different name and use all APIs outside of the Java ecosystem?