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: Comment by d3vi1
by JAlexoid on Mon 30th Apr 2012 22:11 UTC in reply to "Comment by d3vi1"
JAlexoid
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Now let's look at this from Sun's perspective:
We created this and spent billions and incredible talent to create this. We've made it work in smart-cards, mobile phones, cars, blu-ray players, web browsers, servers, etc.

But not smartphones.

Now Google comes here and copies most of our work, but in a completely incompatible manner, thus defying the universal principle of Java that we fought to keep.

Not incompatible, but rather uncontrollable. Android is vastly more compatible with Java(mostly because it's plain Java up to a certain point), than Java RT and Java ME ever were.

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