I was reading through various articles on The Register this afternoon, and I found an article in which Google stands accused of copying up to 43 files of Oracle Java code for its Android OS. Given the recent headlines of plagarism concerning Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg’s resignation following Bayreuth University’s decision to strip him of his PhD, and then the revelation that the LSE are investigating allegations that Saif Gaddafi plagarised his PhD thesis, I thought this was highly ironic. It would seem to be that the latest ‘thing to do’ would be to copy someone else’s work.
Which kind of takes the fun out of it. (Define ‘fun’ as you wish.)
In other news, Firefox’s lead developer has announced that he’s jumping ship to Dug Software once the latest version of Firefox (v4.0) is released later this year. Time to watch share prices, perhaps?
Oh, and I’ve noticed that the searches for raccoons are still popular, so here’s another raccoon fix for all you crazies: