Finally, James Gosling confirms the rumors that were going around the internet of his resignation from Oracle. On 9th April, he confirmed that he resigned from Oracle a week back (April 2nd, 2010).
The news struck as a big blow to the millions of Java developers and fans across the world. When asked about his decision of leaving the company, his response was truly terrifying. Here are the actual words he wrote at his blog -
"Just about anything I could say that would be accurate and honest would do more harm than good"
I personally think its high time Oracle comes out and does something to instill confidence in the huge developer-base of Java.
Thinking positively, I believe Java is mature enough to sustain itself and a single person leaving the company cannot kill the product.
Anyways, let wait and watch how the story unravels at the Oracle camp.
Check out his resignation article at his blog - http://nighthacks.com/roller/jag/entry/time_to_move_on