The father of Java, James Gosling, has announced that he has joined Google, which is being sued by Oracle for alleged misuse of Java in its Android OS.
In a in a blog post, Gosling, who quit Sun Microsystems shortly after it was acquired by Oracle, said that he has started working with Google but remained vague about his job profile.
“Through some odd twists in the road over the past year, and a tardis encountered along the way, I find myself starting employment at Google today. I find it odd that this time I’m taking the road more travelled by, but it looks like interesting fun with huge leverage,” Gosling said.
“I don’t know what I’ll be working on. I expect it’ll be a bit of everything, seasoned with a large dose of grumpy curmudgeon,” he added.
His appointment at Google comes at a time when Oracle has launched a fully fledged legal assault on Google's Android software, alleging that it copied scores of code from Java, which Oracle now owns after the Sun acquisition.
Gosling said in a recent interview inrelation to the Google-Oracle lawsuit, there were “no guiltless parties with white hats in this little drama. This skirmish isn't much about patents or principles or programming languages. The suit is far more about ego, money, and power”.