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Google vows to fight Oracle lawsuit as Java creator speaks out

Aug 17, 2010, 17:05 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

"On Friday, Gosling wrote that the suit was "not a big surprise." He added that "during the integration meetings between Sun and Oracle where we were being grilled about the patent situation between Sun and Google, we could see the Oracle lawyer's eyes sparkle." Added Gosling, "Filing patent suits was never in Sun's genetic code."

"In this and a subsequent blog entry posted yesterday, Gosling took issue with Oracle's heavy-handed move, but also faulted Google for its own power-play tactics and refusal to settle with Sun.

""There are no guiltless parties with white hats in this little drama," Gosling wrote yesterday. "This skirmish isn't much about patents or principles or programming languages. The suit is far more about ego, money and power."

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