James Gosling Leaves Oracle

It's sad, but James Gosling leaves Oracle. I'm really curious about his next job...
An excerpt from his bio: "...He briefly worked for Oracle after the acquisition of Sun. He is now blissfully unemployed :-)..."


We all know his contributions are huge even to be mentioned.
Well his presence with Sun/Oracle has such a symbolic value.
Anyways he doesn't need a bio or anything, only the name will be enough. :|

Posted by nash on April 10, 2010 at 07:25 PM CEST #


I think his Oracle presence would be more, than symbolic. I had the chance to ask James some questions - he was still extremely knowledgeable in the whole Java space (what really surprised me). A perfect role for an "architect" or tech lead.

You are right, James doesn't need a bio. Even the creation of the most popular IDE + OS (emacs) would be enough as reference :-).

thanks for comment,


Posted by Adam Bien on April 10, 2010 at 07:49 PM CEST #

I wonder what would it mean for Java if he join RedHat or SpringSource? :)

Posted by Grzegorz Grzybek on April 11, 2010 at 12:47 PM CEST #


an interesting thought. I would appreciate either direction. Competition is always good.



Posted by Adam Bien on April 11, 2010 at 01:22 PM CEST #

Well those who claim other languages (even if they're on top of a JVM) are becoming more and more popular will certainly see that as another sign.

While trying to help Oracle through this tough time of shaping Java the best they can my own next role's with Groovy ;-)

Posted by Werner Keil on April 11, 2010 at 04:57 PM CEST #

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