Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Apr 2012 19:17 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Legal Java creator James Gosling: "Just because Sun didn't have patent suits in our genetic code doesn't mean we didn't feel wronged. While I have differences with Oracle, in this case they are in the right. Google totally slimed Sun. We were all really disturbed, even Jonathan: he just decided to put on a happy face and tried to turn lemons into lemonade, which annoyed a lot of folks at Sun." Ouch. Also, doesn't jive with Schwartz' comments - might be illustrative of how bad things really were at the once great Sun.
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google buitl a whole OS
by siki_miki on Mon 30th Apr 2012 20:33 UTC
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Kind of a mistake to use Java. It's one of a few similar languages, C++ IMHO still is a crown jewl of this kind and maybe would be a better choice (or at least "Javaised" version of it that runs in a sandbox / VM).
Btw we all know that Java was built inspired by C++, but Sun didn't pay a dime to the Soustrup. Therefore they should either compete in the market or accept that they did not use their chance to rule it (with J2ME) and that game is over (no lawsuit is gonna bring it back). Kind of similar to Microsoft and Windows Mobile story.

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