Google and Oracle are ordered to reveal paid bloggers
US judge orders both Google and Oracle to reveal paid Bloggers. Google vs. Oracle is wrapping up, but a surprising court order has just been issued by Judge William Alsup demanding both companies to reveal which bloggers and journalists they have compensated. Google has admitted to comply and co-operate with the order. On this an Oracle spokesperson has commented which points a finger squarely at Google: saying
“Oracle has always disclosed all of its financial relationships in this matter, and it is time for Google to do the same. We read this order to also include indirect payments to entities that, in turn made comments on behalf of Google.”
We already know of one blogger who was paid by Oracle. In April, Florian Mueller, author of the FOSS Patents blog, disclosed that he had signed on as an Oracle consultant. Now it’s interesting to see the further advancements in this matter. Keep a watch with us.
Reference : wired