James Gosling joins Google as it fights Oracle over Java patents.
Outgoing Google CEO Eric Schmidt also played a big role in the early days of Java at Sun.
However, that work was while employed at Sun and, unfortunately for Google, makes little difference in the ongoing legal battle with Oracle over Java patents.
The Google hiring announcement was also made today on his blog. Gosling 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.”
Perhaps Android could use him as an “adult in charge”. He told eWeek in 2009 that leadership was needed in that area (though I can think of a lot of people who’d disagree).
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