Oracle attorney says Google’s court victory might kill the GPL (ars technica)

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Ars technica is carrying an
editorial from Oracle’s attorney
in its fight with Google; it would
seem that this ruling is the end of the world.
It is hard to see how GPL can survive such a result. In fact, it is
hard to see how ownership of a copy of any software protected by copyright
can survive this result. Software businesses now must accelerate their move
to the cloud where everything can be controlled as a service rather than
software. Consumers can expect to find decreasing options to own anything
for themselves, decreasing options to control their data, decreasing
options to protect their privacy.