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.