“As Microsoft told the tale, the company was denied access to
the ‘community’ of Java developers that other companies had, and as
a result was never given fair warning before it designed a version
of Java that ultimately landed Microsoft in court with Sun.
Sun Vice President James Gosling replied that the company was
always welcome. But in this case, Microsoft wasn’t the neighbor
others had hoped for. ‘When Microsoft was often holding out their
hand, there was a knife in it,’ he said. ‘They expected us to grab