Google ready to kill software patents?

Google on Oracle vs Google: "Each of the Patents-in-Suit is invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101 because one or more claims are directed to abstract ideas or other non-statutory subject matter."
CUDOS Google! Refusing software patents like this the right thing to do for innovation!
More at groklaw: http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20101111114933605


Java finally adds NIO2.

Java 7 comes with NIO2, "New I/O version 2",  stupid name I know, but it's packing some extremly important functions.
New functions that will enable us to do faster indexing, trace changes in filesystems and read more file attributes such as users and groups.
I have been waiting for this since early 2002 when the poposal for NIO2 came. I almost gave up hope on Java since then.
This makes it possible to update some core I/O functions in corpus and in our public java libraries for indexing.