Guess who’s the new kid at Googleplex? It’s James Gosling, the developer of Java. The reason he migrated to Google from Oracle (Oracle had acquired Sun where James developed Java in 1991) was “openness” he found at Google. He has carefully considered his decision before making a move.
At Google, Gosling proudly said “I don’t know what I’ll be working on. I expect it’ll be a bit of everything, seasoned with a large dose of grumpy curmudgeon.”
The principles of Gosling and Oracle’s CEO did not go well together, to that extent that he went on to call Oracle Chief Executive, Larry Ellison “Larry The Prince Of Darkness.” He further said, “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.”
Apparently, we’ve observed the battles between Oracle and Google over the Java code used in Android. Gosling joined Google to give a blow to Larry Ellison. Gosling strongly believes in Open Source and finds Google more of his cup of tea than Oracle. Whatever be it, Larry Ellison in some dark corner would be surely grinning as he gulps the news.
Google is indeed the no. 1 contributor for JAVA and Open source standards. With Gosling, the internet giant is bound to make things better, much better.