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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Comment by BluenoseJake
by BluenoseJake on Mon 30th Apr 2012 21:15 UTC
BluenoseJake
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2005-08-11

Didn't MS already lose this case back in the late 90s?

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RE: Comment by BluenoseJake
by dvhh on Tue 1st May 2012 05:44 in reply to "Comment by BluenoseJake"
dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

They stopped microsoft because they also used the "java" trademark with a slightly incompatible fork.
Google is another story, they use a different name and are advertising java API/language compatibility.
Maybe they should have rolled with Python.

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

You're right, it was the name that got MS. The details were fuzzy, and I didn't care enough to google it.

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