Originally Posted by Ch13f121
Seriously....people you need to quit thinking Google is the bad guy here. Oracle is the bad guy. They tried to destroy Openoffice.org, I think they've already ruined Solaris and the UltraSPARC systems, and now they're trying to squat over Java implimentations and hold back innovation and progress.
If only I could tell you the stories of what took place after Oracle signed the contract to buy SUN. 90% of everything they promised, they reneged on. The conversations I have had with my old SUN buddies is just depressing. Oracle has ruined SUN (although SUN was doing a pretty good job of killing the business through mismanagement anyway).
Part of what Oracle wants with JAVA is to modify it to run best, only on the hardware and software that they will create to run the Oracle software so they can claim the fastest platform for Oracle. There will be no way "legally", to even compete.