Judge William Alsup has ruled that the Java API elements are not copyrightable, and that all claims against Google are dismissed!
This is great news for the entire Java world, as it means Java is open, and free to use all 37 API packages as it means we can all stay calm and keep developing in Java for years to come.
Google told the Verge:
The court’s decision upholds the principle that open and interoperable computer languages form an essential basis for software development. It’s a good day for collaboration and innovation.
It’s been a good case, and in my opinion the best company won which allows for us all to continue using Android with one less fear of an “Android Tax” and as well any other companies will not be able to use this court case as an example to charge for APIs (Microsoft and .net for example).