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James Gosling Leaves Google - Can He Come to JavaOne Now?

Sep 03, 2011, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Gosling had been a Google employee, but that changed this week as he took a new job at startup called Liquid Robotics. So any Google prohibition against Google employees going to JavaOne no longer applies to Gosling.

That said, whether or not Gosling shows up at JavaOne doesn't really matter all that much, does it?

While the 'cult of the founder' mentality is not likely to ever die away in tech circles, Gosling at this point doesn't direct the future of Java. In comparison to say a Linus Torvalds, who founded Linux 20 years ago and still is the person that actually issues releases, Gosling has been somewhat removed from the Java release process for some time.

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