John Paczkowski

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The Defense Calls Its First Witness: James Gosling, "Father of Java"

Java founder James Gosling, who left Oracle after its acquisition of Sun Microsystems last year, has a new job: Working for Google.

“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,” Gosling wrote in a blog post. “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.”

And a dash of litigation as well. Gosling’s hiring at Google comes as the company faces an Oracle lawsuit accusing that it “knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property.” I imagine having on your payroll the father of the programming language at issue in the suit will come in handy when it goes to trial.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work