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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Linux anyone
by robmv on Mon 30th Apr 2012 21:15 UTC
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So, Linux slimed every Unix vendor out there, building a pseudo compatible Posix/Unix clone (without certification and without being called Unix) and still Sun supported it and they had a Linux distribution. Now the same is done with a Java clone not called Java and it is wrong.

I have much respect for Mr Gosling, but stop with feelings and think. I know he is just mad because Sun tanked, but it was their own demise by not building a competitive mobile Java solution

Edited 2012-04-30 21:19 UTC

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