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I think what [Larry Page] did was evil. ~Larry Ellison to Charlie Rose

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Look at Ellison moralizing about Android using Java:

In an interview with Charlie Rose at CBS, Ellison accused Google of stealing Oracle's tools to make Android happen.

He said Larry Page is acting evil. 

Here's the transcript from CBS:

LARRY ELLISON: I think most of-- the only problem-- guys I have trouble with are the Google guys.



CHARLIE ROSE: So Larry and Sergey you have trouble with?

LARRY ELLISON: Larry specifically. Larry-- I-- I think-- I--

CHARLIE ROSE: Larry per se?

LARRY ELLISON: Yeah, Larry per se.


LARRY ELLISON: 'Cause-- he makes the decisions over there. He run-- he runs that company. No one else runs that company. And they decided-- let me very clear. They-- when you program-- when you write a program for the android phone, you write it. You-- you use the Oracle tool-- Oracle Java tools for everything. And at the very end, you press a button and said, "Convert this to Android format." We don't compete with Google. We don't do anything Google does. We-- we just think they took our stuff and-- and that was-- and that was wrong. That's a completely separate issue.

CHARLIE ROSE: But, I mean, do you think they're evil?

LARRY ELLISON: I think what they did was-- was-- absolutely evil.

CHARLIE ROSE: And you blame Larry Page?

LARRY ELLISON: Abs-- 100% Larry Page.

CHARLIE ROSE: So if what they did is evil, that makes Larry Page evil?

LARRY ELLISON: No, it makes what he did evil. Which is quite different. And I know his slogan is "Don't be evil."

CHARLIE ROSE: Exactly, that's what I'm talking about.

LARRY ELLISON: And I think he slipped up this one time. But-- the--

CHARLIE ROSE: So he's a good guy except this one time when he--

LARRY ELLISON: This really bothers me. I don't-- I don't see how he thinks you can just copy someone else's stuff. It really-- it really bothers me.

Mind you:

1. Oracle bought Java. They didn't invent it.

2. Oracle copies plenty of things.

3. Larry Ellison throws around the word evil very cavalierly. 

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