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[3]: Sigh
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 1st May 2012 16:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sigh"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

I didn't think that sliming in that context meant libel. I thought they were saying that it was "unfair" for Google to use a Java like language that would help destroy the actual Java ME phones that paid money to Sun, without having to pay Sun anything.

Sun just sucked so hard at coming up with any consumer facing device that ran Java, it must have been really hard to watch someone else do it without sharing in that success. If Sun was smart, they would have accepted *anything* in return for a license fee. This lawsuit will not accomplish anything substantial for Oracle.

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