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: We know that
by Beta on Tue 1st May 2012 00:55 UTC in reply to "We know that"
Beta
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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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