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?
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.