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internetnews.com: James Gosling, Creator of Java

Jun 30, 2004, 19:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Singer)

"Q: Let's start with the topic of open sourcing Java. What say do you have in the matter?

"I have quite a bit of say. I'm the CTO of the tools group. I'm involved on a whole bunch of teams here. But, Sun is an odd company in that it is extremely consensus driven. It's not hierarchy oriented so everything turns into a debating society. Which is one of the lovely and annoying things about Sun. It can be hard to come to a conclusion. But once people come to conclusions then people go for it..."

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