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Microsoft backing this same stance plus Google is likely to tip the scale. Good to see redhat/IBM trying to do their part,

If they lose the world loses.

I hope IBM is considering a similar suit against Oracle for their implementation of SQL.

Is this really how courts work in the US? Does the Supreme Court effectively rule based on companies voting rather than the law as it is?

Definitely not. Companies may lobby or argue on their behalf, but the Supreme Court justices are solely responsible for interpreting the law and ruling on the case.

Oh my god. Only my stance is current otherwise it's instant doomsday

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