James Gosling vs. Oracle: Acquisitions, Open Source and Reality


Java Creator James Gosling explained why he quit Oracle in an interesting interview on eWeek. It is clear he had no understanding about what happens in an acquisition, particularly for an old school open source unit that has been the exact opposite of a profit center. I’ve been part of a lot of mergers over the years, and we are now in a buyers’ market for companies, suggesting that many of you will go through one of these too and may want, and need, a better grasp of what is coming than Gosling clearly had.

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