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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We know that
by JAlexoid on Mon 30th Apr 2012 21:12 UTC
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2009-05-19

However, the developer community was really not happy with Sun's response, or lack thereof, to iOS and the new mobile world.

What I will concede, is that Google should be forced to return Android's Java libraries into the realm of Java proper. Being stuck with Java 5 is not what I would like to have as a result of this suit. However, Android's libraries should become the basis for the new mobile Java.

JavaFX is promising, but Android is already there.

However, not on the basis of copyrightability of API. But something mutually beneficial for Oracle, Android(not necessarily Google) and Java community.

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RE: We know that
by Beta on Tue 1st May 2012 00:55 in reply to "We know that"
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2005-07-06

However, the developer community was really not happy with Sun's response, or lack thereof, to iOS and the new mobile world.

What I will concede, is that Google should be encouraged to return Android's Java libraries into the realm of Java proper. … However, Android's libraries should become the basis for the new mobile Java.


+1 (cant vote, have commented)
Sun let Java stagnate, JavaME is awful (and fragmented on a per‐phone basis), and Android has been a breath of fresh air to code for. Not perfect but a darn sight better than anything we had on market previously.

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