Google has on Tuesday (Apr 17th) issued a statement saying it did not steal Oracle's Java technology to develop its Android mobile operating system. Google has filed a defense at the San Francisco Court against Oracle's accusations of copyright and patent infringement.
Oracle has filed a petition to the San Francisco Court asking them to legally block Google's distributing license of the Android platform or to have them obligating the search engine company to pay $ 1 billion in damages to the database software maker.
An Oracle lawyer said in court that Google had license to develop Android using Java technology when they started creating the operating system back in 2005. Google's attorney said on Tuesday (Apr 17th) at court that the company never needed any permission to develop anything based on Java.
Oracle lawyers responded to Google's allegations with emails exchanged between the two companies back when the development of Android had just started. According to such emails, there are clear statement that Google knew it needed a license to use Java. Oracle now accuses Google of trying to hide evidences of Java codes in the Android source code.