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Java Creator James Gosling: Why I Quit Oracle


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Java creator James Gosling

Java creator James Gosling

Credit: eWeek

When James Gosling led the team that created the Java language and platform, Sun Microsystems was riding high and Java stood as a landscape-changing revolutionary technology, but financial realities eventually brought Sun to its knees and Oracle entered in as a potential savior—saying all the right things, but behind the scenes, as far as Gosling was concerned, doing all the wrong ones.

Gosling created Java, a feat that many would assume would demand some modicum of respect, but instead, from Oracle, Gosling says all he got was the opposite.  In his April blog post announcing his resignation, Gosling would only say, “As to why I left, it's difficult to answer: Just about anything I could say that would be accurate and honest would do more harm than good.”

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