Java pioneer James Gosling has criticized Google for the tactics it used in going without a Java license for Android. He argued that, despite former Sun chief Jonathan Schwartz saying Sun couldn’t sue Google, the decision to skip a license still hurt the company. Google “totally slimed” Sun, and even Schwartz was tolerating the action rather than endorsing it.
“He just decided to put on a happy face and tried to turn lemons into lemonade, which annoyed a lot of folks at Sun,” Gosling said of the executive.
Gosling had at one point worked with Google but left the company after just months.