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The US Supreme Court has come down on the side of Google in its long-running battle against Oracle, ruling on Monday that the copying of code from the Java API was a fair use of that material.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 09 December 2020 12:20

Perriott leads enterprise sales at New Relic

Software instrumentation provider New Relic has appointed Brad Perriott to the role of ANZ senior enterprise sales manager.

Published in People Moves

The release of version 2.0.0 by the OpenZFS project has some crowing as though some revolutionary new software, which will bring benefits to world+dog, has landed.

Published in Open Sauce

If Google decides to use its new operating system Fuchsia will it lead to the company abandoning Linux — the kernel is used in Android — and lead to what one security professional is claiming will be "withdrawal of resources, investment, and Linux's largest userbase"? If this happens at the same time as the rise of Fuchsia is it certain it "will have a devastating effect"?

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 07 November 2019 09:11

Cohesity chooses Conroy to lead alliances

Data management vendor Cohesity has appointed Cathy Conroy as head of alliances for Asia Pacific.

Published in People Moves

Robotic process automation (RPA) company Automation Anywhere has appointed industry veteran Stephen DeWitt as its first chief strategy officer.

Published in People Moves
Thursday, 22 August 2019 09:36

Hitachi Vantara hires Johnson as ANZ leader

Data specialist Hitachi Vantara has appointed Adrian Johnson as vice president and managing director for Australia and New Zealand.

Published in People Moves

A fresh saga has begun in the long-running case between Google and Oracle, with the search giant asking the US Supreme Court on Thursday to reverse a verdict granted in Oracle's favour.

Published in Technology Regulation

Database giant Oracle has won an appeal against Google in a long-running case, with a court reversing a verdict that had found Google's use of 37 Java APIs in the Android mobile operating system was covered by fair use.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 14:40

Snowflake picks Australia for senior regional staff

Cloud-based data warehouse provider Snowflake Computing has made two senior regional appointments in Australia, and opened offices in Sydney and Melbourne.

Published in People Moves

The end of Solaris, the UNIX-like operating system developed by Sun Microsystems, is nigh, with the core talent associated with the OS and its SPARC hardware being laid off by Oracle on Friday.

Published in Open Sauce

Telstra has appointed international technology executive, Tesla board member and former Juniper Networks executive Robyn Denholm as its chief operations officer.

Published in People Moves
Monday, 05 September 2016 08:44

OpenOffice floats possibility of shutting down

The OpenOffice project has raised the possibility that it could shutter its doors, with Dennis Hamilton, the vice-president of the group that runs it now, having opened a discussion recently on how retirement of the project would look like.

Published in Open Source
Thursday, 11 August 2016 09:10

McGregor steps up at Check Point

Security vendor Check Point Software Technologies has promoted Craig McGregor to the role of channel sales director Australia.

Published in People Moves

Digital transformation solutions provider Pivotal has appointed former CA Technologies and Sun Microsystems executive, Lionel Lim, as vice-president and managing director APAC and Japan.

Published in People Moves

Jurors in the Google-Oracle case in California came up against a roadblock on Tuesday in the course of considering the evidence that has been laid before them: they were unable to look at source code which is part of the evidence in the case.

Published in Technology Regulation

Jurors in the Google-Oracle case will begin their deliberations on Tuesday Australian time, after closing arguments, to decide whether the search engine giant's use of 37 APIs from Java in its Android mobile operating system is covered under fair use.

Published in Open Sauce

A former top sales executive from Sun Microsystems has given testimony in the Google-Oracle case in California, saying that he had projected a US$45 million loss for the company over three years due to competition from the Android mobile operating system.

Published in Technology Regulation

Oracle has lost a great deal of licensing revenue due to the emergence of Google's Android mobile operating system, the database company's chief executive Safra Catz told a trial in California on Tuesday.

Published in Technology Regulation

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