McNealy said he and Ellison first had a conversation about Oracle and Sun joining together 20 years ago.
Prior to Ellison's appearance, Gosling was lauded for his work in creating Java. In an interview on Tuesday, though, Gosling was noncommittal as far as what his plans were post-merger. Asked if he would stay on at Sun after the merger, he said, "I have no idea."
"It depends how things go," Gosling said.
I’m sure Gosling’s comments are reassuring to the Java community…
20 years ago – that was around the time when Sun was strong and Oracle was almost bankrupt (see description under “sales practices” here). Funny how things change.