What's the dispute between Sun and Google?
Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 10:08 AM by Dave Winer.
  • I haven't been paying attention to the court battle between Google and Sun. Just letting the headlines roll by. But this comment by Java lead implementor James Gosling made me wonder.
  • He said: "While I have differences with Oracle, in this case they are in the right. Google totally slimed Sun. We were all really disturbed."
  • It appears the dispute is over licensing of the Java API. Google apparently believed they were required to get a license, but felt that Sun would try to control them, which if the past is a guide, is probably right. Is this another instance of the dispute that Microsoft had with Sun in the 1990s over Java?