Love this from Wired:
“Google prevailed on a substantial part of the litigation,” read Google’s brief. “[Oracle] recovered none of the relief it sought in this litigation. Accordingly, Google is the prevailing party and is entitled to recover costs.”
Moreover, $2.9 million of that amount included copying and organizing documents. Google juggled a mind-boggled 97 million documents during the case.
After a year of pre-trial wrangling and six weeks in court, Oracle walked away with next to nothing. Judge and jury decided that Google was liable for lifting nine lines of code and two test files, but otherwise, they sided against Oracle. Last month, Judge William Alsup ruled that Google owed Oracle exactly nothing for lifting those small pieces of code.
This reminds me of the guy who beat up an armed robber and made the man clean up his own blood (video above).
- Google Files Bill of Costs for Oracle to Pay – $4,030,669 – and Its Response to JMOL Motion ~pj (groklaw.net)