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Java and Sun: why did they drop the ball?

Jane Jukowsky
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Joined: Mar 28, 2009
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I understand Sun has been struggling to survive (and, from what I am hearing, is struggling now that it's Oracle, on a whole different level). I understand there were no resources. But still.. they single-handedly revolutionized the software industry, and then what? Nothing? Why? What is James Gosling up to? Where did all the brains go?
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Gossling left. Presumably he has been taking a break.

Oracle has been doing something. Just quietly. Yesterday they kicked off a road trip to promote Java. I summarized the NYC kickoff yesterday. While we may or may not like what Oracle decides to do, they are trying.

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Ulf Dittmer

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What, specifically, are you referring to? That some people leave (voluntarily or involuntarily) after an acquisition is quite normal.
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