In what might be very bad news for Java developers working on Android, Oracle has sued Google, alleging that it has infringed on intellectual property related to the Java software that Oracle acquired when it purchased Sun Microsystems. A Google vs Oracle battle is certain to lead to innocent Java blood being spilt.
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.
Sun Java Wireless Client, Oracle’s Java implementation for mobile handsets, is now pre-integrated with Brew MP. “Oracle’s Sun Java Wireless Client’s pre-integration onto Brew MP gives Java developers access to an even larger universe of mass-market mobile devices,” said Jeet Kaul, vice president, Java Engineering, Oracle.
Oracle announced in its recent webcast that JavaOne would continue to exist as an independent event although the dates would now be around Oracle OpenWorld time. JavaOne 2010 will be held in San Francisco on September 19-23. JavaOne 2010 call for papers is open till March 14, 2010.
It was earlier reported that Oracle would be killing Sun’s Project Kenai. However the Kenai closure is now being projected as more of a migration to java.net. So all projects on Kenai will survive just that they would now be on Java.net
Today’s Oracle – Sun webcast covered Oracle’s plans for Java & other Sun technologies post acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle. While the twitter hashtag #oraclesun is a good place to find info & opinions on Oracle + Sun, there’s also a lot of not so useful stuff there.