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Why I Quit �Creepy� Oracle: The Father Of Java James Gosling Speaks Out

Sep 25, 2010, 11:04 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Darryl K. Taft)

"Talking exclusively to eWEEK, Java creator James Gosling opens up on a series of issues he declined to make public before he quit Oracle

"When James Gosling led the team that developed the Java language and platform, Sun Microsystems was riding high and Java stood as a landscape-changing, revolutionary technology. Financial realities eventually brought Sun to its knees and Oracle entered as a potential saviour, 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, he says all he got from Oracle was the opposite. In an exclusive interview with eWEEK, Gosling came clean about why he left Oracle and what he thinks of the company's stewardship of his creation going forward."

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