|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
. timsort was a 3rd party contribution. One of timsort's developers copied an internal Java function as an interim solution until he could link to that function directly. This function is a simple array bound check function a 1st year CS student could write call rangeCheck.
I read an article that commented on that particular part of the suit, though I can't find it now. The (possibly erroneous) conclusion drawn went:
Oracle are suing Google for reusing a trivial piece of code that they freely contributed to Java.
The reasoning behind Oracle's suit seems pretty Open .. and Shut:Oracle and Java: Mobile dev FAIL dooms Ellison's future
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
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