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Gosling, Java’s creator, joins Google


James Gosling, the creator of Java, has joined Google. Oracle, which bought Sun, Gosling’s former company, must hate this.

I always thought Oracle buying Sun was a dumb idea. While you can argue that, there can’t be any argument that Oracle/Sun quickly lost its leading open-source lights such as Gosling, XML co-inventor Tim Bray, and Simon Phipps, Sun’s chief open source officer. Since the purchase, Oracles seems intent on monetizing Java by suing Google, among others, for Java patent violations rather than producing new code or products.

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