A truth maintenance/revisionist history case study
In the midst of its nasty legal battle with Google, Oracle seems to have resorted to a bit of Web site scrubbing.
The database software giant is suing Google for allegedly infringing on its Java patents in theAndroid mobile operating system. Now, quietly, Oracle has removed all the blog posts of former Sun Chief Executive Jonathan Schwartz from its Web site, including one embarrassing one that praised Google's use of Java in Android. Oracle acquired Sun and its Java programming language in January 2010.
In November 2007, when Google launched Android, Schwartz, a prolific blogger, praised Google's use of Java in a blog post titled "Congratulations Google, Red Hat and the Java Community!"