James Gosling, the inventor of Java, was hired by Google as he announced in his blog on March 28. 2011. The Sun Microsystem hot property since making entrance in 1984 and an exit journey in 2010 believes his move to another organization looking for mutual working relations and basically fits his expertise in programming language naturally land him a job in a very much high profile Google. But getting best the reason why he don’t like living in Sun anymore because the company he loves for years already acquired by rivalled software maker the Oracle Corporation.The moves which makes buzz in the programming world since Gosling known as the Father of the Java programming language created Java in 1994 made a career decision signalling the end of once a powerful software maker in the planet. After leaving Sun speculation rises of what will be the future of Java. His dedication and commitment to Sun for so many years makes exceptional brand that his expertise puts a mark in the world of Information Technology. Till then, Oracle came into the picture, and Gosling decided not to join.
But his decision leaving Sun for good raises more disaster when the recent purchase of Oracle questioned the right ownership of Java when it discloses patent violation. The continuing use of Java in other organization particularly Google will ignite a legal battle between the two giant software makers. Oracle will go for a suit against Google.
Sun Losing Light
After Oracle recently purchased the Sun, it turns out that there was a quick movement of some of its pillars jumping to greener pastures. The Sun will be in catastrophic changes and some of its open source programs will be dying. The future of programming language that were already been established is facing blank wall. Leaving Sun in the midst of nowhere as it likes invaded by much more powerful forces outside. Other Sun powerful open source program inventors giving up were XML co-inventor Tim Bray, MySQL founder Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius, and Simon Phipps, Sun’s chief open source officer.
It was believed that Sun’s operating system Solaris will be put to death when Oracle moves in. Although Oracle thumbs up for Solaris as the best Unix technology. But who cares when Oracle uses Linux eating away the Unix market. Solaris is dying in the market for years due to Linux competency. Prediction occurs when business dictates it will be go for Linux and goodbye Solaris.
Other popular and powerful open source projects such as OpenOffice and VirtualBox could starts fading in a distance. Although Oracle loves spending money for open source programs but the bottom line is Linux became the heavy favorite. Analyst says Sun’s open source programs could not benefit Oracle at the end. They are left there hanging in the hills.
Getting Best On Gosling Post-Sun Era
Leaving the company which he created Java makes Oracle unhappy of his decision. That is why Oracle after knowing Gosling landed in Google proceeded by suing them with Java patent violations. When Gosling interviewed he simply tell them that a lot of Sun’s patents were made of jokes. They keep on patenting even those codes who are not accepted or goofy results after they have learned from IBM litigation. Patenting became parts of a game in modern corporation only as a defensive measure. Oracle may likely regret that approach once the ‘goofy’ idea persists.
It was clear Gosling don’t like the ways of Oracle and opted to move out. In the first place, it was observed that many are complaining that Oracle is not so much responsive or collaborative in the Java community. This is much more the reason he made a decision to move out for not like the idea in a working environment where there was no mutual gain and connecting each other.
During the integration meeting between Sun and Oracle, it was clear during the grilling process that the target was the patent situation between Sun and Google. Gosling sees the end-product of their negotiation and that is monetizing Java through series of lawsuits rather than producing new code or products.
Gosling keeping the challenge when he entered Google recently which he declared unsure of his task. But probably his next best thing is to look up how Android phone system works. Android is competing in the market but its inability of software developers getting best in the handsets will knock it off. He sees lots of fragmentation that restricts the freedom of creating applications which is the essence of competing smartphones in the market.