Oracle May Still Live Up To 2007 Java Pledge, Says Gosling

James Gosling, the father of Java, has suggested that Oracle just may revert back to the commitment it made towards the platform back in 2007.

In 2007, when Java was still owned by Sun Microsystems, Oracle had suggested that they would create an independent Java foundation.

Since Oracle acquired Sun, and Java along with it, its customers are having serious doubts about the future of Java in the hands of Oracle, according to news agency Reuters.

In a blog post, Gosling wrote: "Lightning might strike and they might live up to their 2007 commitment to create an independent Java foundation."

“I'm not holding my breath, but if enough customers rose up in revolt, it could actually happen. But it would require Oracle customers to do this, since the only thing that Oracle pays attention to is money, and that's what customers hand over to Oracle.”

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and development executive Thomas Kurian, are set to present the roadmap the company will take for Java at the JavaOne conference next month.