Please take a look at my latest column for Government Computing News where I describe why the biggest names in technology are getting involved in the legal battle between Oracle and Google over Android and the profound consequences this case could have for technology in the future. Just to give you an idea, here is the unedited introduction.

In November, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a brief with the Supreme Court of the United States asking the justices to reverse a decision involving Google and Oracle that would have profound consequences for technology if it stands. To understand why, it is important to look to history for context.

You can read the rest of the column here and offer your own thoughts here.