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‘Google Totally Slimed Sun’: Gosling

Java creator James Gosling waded into the Oracle v Google discussion over the weekend on Oracle’s side

After Sun's ex-CEOs Scott McNealy and Jonathan Schwartz testified for and against Oracle, respectively, last week at the Oracle v Google infringement trial, Java creator James Gosling, who hasn't been able to hold a job at either Oracle or Google for more than a few months, waded into the discussion over the weekend on Oracle's side.

"Just because Sun didn't have patent suits in our genetic code doesn't mean we didn't feel wronged," he wrote on his web site. "While I have differences with Oracle, in this case they are in the right. Google totally slimed Sun. We were all really disturbed, even Jonathan: he just decided to put on a happy face and tried to turn lemons into lemonade, which annoyed a lot of folks at Sun."

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