Google vows to fight Oracle lawsuit as Java creator speaks out
Aug 17, 2010, 17:05 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)
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"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."