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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RE[4]: C++ forever
by phoehne on Tue 1st May 2012 12:13 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: C++ forever"
phoehne
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I don't think that's particular to Java. I would see it in RoR, where you had a dependency on a gem or plugin for some small piece of functionality, which you could write in about 5 minutes. But in order to bring in that gem or plugin you had to bring in other gem

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