Home > Java > Gosling questions Sun-Microsoft pact Gosling questions Sun-Microsoft pact Eugenia Loli 2005-02-03 Java 4 Comments The father of Java, James Gosling, has questioned the technical relationship between Sun Microsystems and Microsoft in light of the antitrust demands of the European Union on the world’s biggest software maker. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 4 Comments 2005-02-03 7:45 pm If anyone actually believes Microsoft was going to place nice with that agreement between them and Sun, they have their heads screwed on wrong. Why would Microsoft play nice? They have no reason to. The devil never does anything for free especially after giving up 1.92 Billion bucks. What did Gosling expect them to do? Give them the rights to the Brooklyn Bridge, too? Microsoft only entered the agreement to appease Sun for the time being while they try to figure out how to get rid of Linux and IBM but things are not going as smoothly as they thought since SCO is getting their @$$ handed to them by Novell and IBM. 2005-02-03 8:06 pm Amen! Dave 2005-02-03 8:44 pm The part where the winners will be consumers. 2005-02-04 3:42 am as in my previous postings on here, i still think the microsoft pact was a PR deal to mainly appease shareholders.