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[2]: Sigh
by pooo on Mon 30th Apr 2012 22:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Sigh"
pooo
Member since:
2006-04-22

What are you trying to insinuate? That the OSS community is not loyal because they are angry at Oracle? Is that what you are calling "throwing under the bus"??

Give me a break. People are mad because Oracle is going back on their open stance wrt java. There is nothing wrong with that.

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RE[3]: Sigh
by MollyC on Tue 1st May 2012 17:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Sigh"
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

I'm not "insinuating" anything.
I'm just amused at the transpirations where two (current and/or formerly) heros of OSS community now fight eachother, and the OSS community feels compelled to pick a side to root for. ;)

I understand the stated reasons for siding with Google, but it's not clear to me that Oracle/Sun is more "evil" than is Google. Maybe the OSS community is still wowed by Google's "Do no evil" baloney.

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RE[4]: Sigh
by cyrilleberger on Wed 2nd May 2012 08:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Sigh"
cyrilleberger Member since:
2006-02-01

I'm just amused at the transpirations where two (current and/or formerly) heros of OSS community now fight eachother, and the OSS community feels compelled to pick a side to root for. ;)


Oracle has never been a hero of OSS community... And Sun ceased to be one when it was bought by Oracle.

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