Just thought I’d pass along this note from the Google Blog. It’s not a surprising announcement, but the tone speaks volumes. Oracle may end up being cast as the new open source bogey man. Hard to believe Microsoft could sink so low as to lose that title. How sad is that?
So we’re sad to announce that we won’t be able to present at JavaOne this year. We wish that we could, but Oracle’s recent lawsuit against Google and open source has made it impossible for us to freely share our thoughts about the future of Java and open source generally.