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All Java zealots and Microsoft detractors may now shut the hell up.

“Sun Microsystems Inc. Thursday settled its software patent suit with Eastman Kodak Co. for $92 million. Sun said the resolution of the suit assured the Java community that Java users would not be affected by Kodak's legal action.

The settlement came just as the penalty phase of the two companies' trial was set to begin. On Oct. 1 a federal district court jury in Rochester, N.Y., decided that Sun's Java technology violated three patents Kodak holds that govern object-oriented software. Kodak acquired the patents in 1997 when it bought Wang laboratories for $260 million. Sun Microsystems Inc. Thursday settled its software patent suit with Eastman Kodak Co. for $92 million. Sun said the resolution of the suit assured the Java community that Java users would not be affected by Kodak's legal action. “

The full article here:

http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=49900221

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posted on Friday, October 8, 2004 12:36 PM