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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Android/Java
by SonicMetalMan on Mon 30th Apr 2012 21:19 UTC
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2009-05-25

This whole scenario is symbiosis bred in Hell. I love Android and everything it stands for, but Java? Really?

I know using Java initially solved the "here and now" of getting Android into the hands of coders more quickly, but surely there were other alternatives to consider even then.

It's bad enough that Microsoft leaches licensing fees from the handset manufacturers for the use of Android, but Oracle drawing from the same well is intolerable. I absolutely despise this modern business tactic.

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RE: Android/Java
by shmerl on Mon 30th Apr 2012 21:56 in reply to "Android/Java"
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2010-06-08

I don't really like Java based Android as a mobile solution. It slowed down normal mobile Linux in reality.

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