At the end of last week, Google and Oracle, the rulings Judge William Alsupa (Williamnbsp; Alsup), be required to provide information about the availability of paid commenters on blogs and journalists sent to the court on the matter.
As it turned out, neither Google, nor the Oracle failed to find an incentive publications in print and on the Internet about the trial on the patent conflict between the two companies.
Laquo; Neither Google, nor her lawyers were not paid writers, journalists, commentators and bloggers for posting messages or comments on this court deluraquo;, mdash; statement says a software company. However, Google acknowledged that a lot of material written about the trial, combined with the ease of publishing opinions on the Internet means the possibility of articles and comments of individuals and organizations indirectly related to the Google financial relationships. As an example, a company listed universities, political and trade organizations, and individuals that use Google advertising products for their sites.
In turn, Oracle announced the collaboration with the author of the blog FOSS Patents Florian Muller (Florian Mueller), is a consultant to the company on competition, as he said in his blog on April 18. Some employees also comment on the Oracle process, without prior approval of posts with the company.
However, Oracle has not failed to note the presence of a vast network of Google laquo; influential litsraquo, which have an impact on public opinion in the matter throughout the legal process. For example, Oracle has named Ed Black (Ed Black), president and CEO of the Association of Computer and Communications Industry Association, which is Google, and Jonathan Band (Jonathan Band), author of the book used in the process to prove the correctness of Google, which is also has a connection with the search giant through participation in trade organizations.