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Google Copied Even More From Oracle for Android

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That's doesn't look very good for Google.

Google is already under fire from Oracle after accusations that it stole some of Sun's Java code for use in Android, and now there's some new evidence of even more stolen material that Google's used in Froyo and Gingerbread.

Florian Mueller wrote in great detail on the FOSS Patents blog that he found six more files in Android that show direct copying from Java. Furthermore, he also found 37 files marked as "PROPRIETARY/CONFIDENTIAL" by Sun and a copyright notice file that says: "DO NOT DISTRIBUTE!"

In August of 2010, Oracle sued Google over the patent infringements made by Android.

"In developing Android, Google knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle's Java-related intellectual property," said Oracle spokesperson Karen Tillman. "This lawsuit seeks appropriate remedies for their infringement."

New evidence uncovered by Mueller give Oracle even more firepower against Google.

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    silver565 , 24 January 2011 14:02
    Oh now that isn't good at all.

    I thought google was better than that
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    shokwaav , 24 January 2011 15:33
    1. this is old news
    2. these files were never part of android
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    Anonymous , 24 January 2011 16:37
    The "stolen files" are in fact accidently uploaded Unit tests and an audio driver whch have all been deleted. Nothing to worry about just a genuine mistake.
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    Rab1d-BDGR , 24 January 2011 22:49
    stole some of Sun's Java code

    Wow, that's like breaking into someone's house then stealing their garbage...