Oracle's Android suit sparks fresh battle over open source

08/30/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Some see Oracle's lawsuit that accuses Google's Android of using Java code illegally as an epic battle for control -- what computer scientist Douglas Lea describes as "the open-source proxy wars." Says Aplix's John Rizzo: "The dispute between Oracle and Google is really about control -- Google's ability to control the evolution of the Android technology."

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