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Java Creator James Gosling Goes to Google

Hiring Comes as Oracle Sues Google Over Android and Java

James Gosling, the so-called father of Java, started working at Google Monday after stalking out of Oracle last year and slamming the door after it acquired Sun.

One might imagine he's been under a non-compete ever since, considering it's just about a year since he found the Oracle harness chaffing.

Oracle of course has subsequently sued Google over the way it uses Java in Android.

Gosling said on his blog that he doesn't know what he'll be working on - which seems hard to believe - "I expect it'll be a bit of everything, seasoned with a large dose of grumpy curmudgeon," but he expects it to be "interesting fun with huge leverage."

It is assumed it will be related to Java and Android and the lawsuit.

After he left Oracle he blogged about how "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."

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