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: Where is Oracle Android ?
by tylerdurden on Mon 30th Apr 2012 20:59 UTC in reply to "Where is Oracle Android ?"
tylerdurden
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Some people are waaay too emotionally vested in technology corporations, which is a really odd behavior, to appreciate the context of trials like these.

We're seeing two business models clashing: Oracle works in terms of services and licenses/contracts, whereas Google is basically a gigantic ad agency.

SUN did not have the resources to really push and develop ME, which is why they looked the other way with Android. Oracle now sees that large android install base as a potentially huge source of revenue via licenses.

This is, both corps are really full of bat guano and deserve each other...

Edited 2012-04-30 21:01 UTC

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