"Compared to the ambitions of the tech émigrés filling San Francisco’s streets and jamming its limited housing, much of the city’s response to the industry’s recent expansion has been hopelessly small-minded, myopic, and reflexively antagonistic."
Did you miss the beautiful Bay Bridge this weekend? Well, it's back and better than ever thanks to a $6.4 billion dollar makeover. Badly damaged during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, this vital bridge connecting San Francisco to Oakland underwent a staggering 42,000 hours of construction (and a recent holiday weekend closure) to reach this point. What's more, pedestrian and bike lanes open at noon today: http://goo.gl/tPP429
Feel like celebrating? Here's a timelapse capturing years of construction in just a few minutes — http://goo.gl/tMIsXj
Reopening of the Bay Bridge by: (http://goo.gl/UMutxf)
We typically try to avoid getting dragged into public battles with other companies. But I’ve gotten a lot of questions about Larry Ellison’s claims that Google “took [Oracle’s] stuff”. It’s simply untrue -- and that’s not just my opinion, but the judgment of a U.S. District Court.
Here are the facts. In 2012, after Oracle sued Google for patent and copyright infringement in a case involving Java and Android, a jury found that we had not infringed Oracle’s patents. And the Court ruled that copyright could not be used to block others from using the “structure, sequence and organization” of APIs, the language that allows different computer programs and systems to talk to each other. The ruling protects a principle vital to innovation: you cannot copyright an idea, like a method of operation. For example, no one can copyright the idea of adding two numbers together.
This case goes to the heart of the current and much-needed debate about patent reform. Patents were designed to encourage invention, not stop the development of new ideas and technologies.
And getting that right is what really matters. I know all of the above because I was heavily involved at Sun with Java and I had the privilege, thanks to Oracle, of testifying in this trial.
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