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Oracle and Google Square Off In Billion-Dollar Trial Over Free Code
2012-04-16 08:41:38

US District Judge William Alsup is calling a $1 billion conflict between Silicon Valley giants, “the World Series” of high-tech law cases. Google and Oracle are squaring off today for the start of their high-stakes patent and copyright feud with Judge Alsup in the role of umpire. Oracle, a business software provider and current developer of Java, is claiming Google´s Android system infringes intellectual property rights relating to the programming language, writes Leo...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.