Rooting for Google

My first job out of college was as an Oracle database programmer. I love me a good multidimensional database design, where you can slice values off the cube to get what you want.

That has nothing to do with the Oracle vs. Google lawsuit, but I felt like mentioning it.

Larry Page testified yesterday. I loved this back-and-forth:

[Oracle’s lawyer] Bicks asked Page if Google paid Oracle for the use of Java, which was developed by Sun Micro systems in the early 1990s and acquired by Oracle in 2010.

“I think when Sun established Java it was established as an open source thing,” Page said.

Bicks repeated the question.

“No we didn’t pay for the free and open things,” Page said.