Only months after Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Microsystems, James Gosling the creator of the Java programming language has resigned. Gosling, had been with Sun Microsystems since 1984.
Yes, indeed, the rumors are true: I resigned from Oracle a week ago (April 2nd). I apologize to everyone in St Petersburg who came to TechDays on Thursday expecting to hear from me. I really hated not being there. As to why I left, it’s difficult to answer: just about anything I could say that would be accurate and honest would do more harm than good. The hardest part is no longer being with all the great people I’ve had the privilege to work with over the years. I don’t know what I’m going to do next, other than take some time off before I start job hunting.
src- gosling blog
Only last month, Gosling speaking at a symposium had said that Java is safe and secure in Oracle’s hands. He felt that Oracle has been incredibly committed to keeping Java and the whole ecosystem as strong and as healthy as can be.