Tech industry believes that if Google loses its fight against Oracle, it will open the door for a complete overhaul of many status quo software engineering practices and stall innovation.
A group of tech companies and organisations have come forth with support for Google in its legal stoush against Oracle, a case that could determine the outlook of software development's future.
The Google-Oracle legal battle dates back over a decade, with the core issue being whether copyright laws bar the commonplace practice of software reimplementation -- the "process of writing new software to perform certain functions of a legacy product".
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