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NewsForge: Gosling Defends Sun's New Partnership with Microsoft

Apr 14, 2004, 19:00 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Gosling)

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"Since the announcement of Sun's settlement with Microsoft over Java, there has been a lot of rampant speculation echoing back and forth over the net. A lot of it reads like bad conspiracy-theory stuff. People have been reading between the lines and making stuff up. This echos around the rumor mill and gains the appearance of fact. I'd like to try to set the record straight on a number of points.

"In Rick Ross's 'Where Is Java In This Settlement?,' he worries that Sun may have sold out the Java community. We didn't. We have not sold our soul to the Dark Side. We haven't overnight turned into mindless lap dogs. We've had a lot of experience with Microsoft over the years, and it has made us very cautious..."

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