Word has surfaced that Google has made another hire, and he is a prominent hire indeed. The new Google worker is one James Gosling, the dude that invented Java. Interestingly Google and Oracle, who now owns Java, are in a legal battle over the alleged use of Java code in the Android stack.
The poaching of the man behind Java can’t sit well with Oracle. Gosling has stated in a blog post that he doesn’t know what he will be working on yet. Yeah right, Gosling is headed to the Android team if he is going anywhere.
Gosling noted that he passed on several spots before landing at Google. He wrote, “[the new job] looks like interesting fun with huge leverage.” Gosling developed Java in 1911 at Sun and the language went live in 1995.[via Mashable]