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Oracle paid two bloggers during trial against Google

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Aug 2012 11:55 User comments (2)

Oracle paid two bloggers during trial against Google Oracle has admitted to paying bloggers during their trial against Google.
The company disclosed the names after the judge in the case ordered them to reveal any financial ties to anyone who could have influenced coverage of the trial in the media.

Google said they did not pay any "journalists, bloggers, or other commentators to write about this case."

Oracle admitted to having a financial relationship with popular FOSSpatents blogger Florian Mueller and also with Stanford University's Prof Paul Goldstein.

Google did confirm though that they would need more guidance before being able to disclose others they may have had financial ties with.

The judge said he was 'concerned' that financial relationship may have influenced analysis of the trial in the medis.

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2 user comments

119.8.2012 16:17

Typical stunts 0rac1e does. Just like the time when California purchased 20,000 licenses but Oracle purposely changed them for 100,000 and was later found guilty of fraud.

224.8.2012 12:19
ribbie149
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"Bloggers"? You mean paid trolls, don't you?

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