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Interesting article in the Irish Times on 7 June 2012 concerning the ongoing Oracle/Google lawsuit.  A US judge has decided that Oracle cannot exert copyright against Google over software tools used to develop the Android mobile phone platform. The core issue in the long-running Oracle/Google lawsuit of whether a company can copyright APIs – application program interfaces, or the bits of software that enable developers to connect their programs to other software programs – goes to the heart of what developers do and how they do it.