in reply to Re^8: Copyright on languages
in thread Copyright on languages
Superficially, it may sound like Oracle is suing Google for Google code, but I don't think it's actually true. While timsort came from Google, it's my understanding that Google has no Copyright to timsort's rangeCheck as it was borrowed from Java in the first place.
Even it was was borrowed legitimately, it's much better for Google to accept that Android infringed on those nine lines than it would be to claim it has some kind of license to them. If it did, that would break Android's independent implementation claims.