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.
Over the weekend, we wrote that the Florian Muller claims that Android files were stolen from Oracle were bunk. Muller is now claiming to have found even more files that are inside Android that were taken from Oracle code.
Google took a stand yesterday, against Oracle, in their continued debate over Java. Google is trying to clear their name by disproving Oracle's claim that their implementation of the Dalvik virtual machine, in Android, has violated several patents. Google denied the infringement claims, and asked a judge to declare the patents invalid. Google claimed Sun responsible for not upholding their end of the licensing agreement with Java.