Java co-creator James Gosling leaves Oracle
James Gosling, widely considered the "father of Java," announces his resignation from Oracle, just a few months after the company closed its acquisition of Sun.
Java co-creator James Gosling is saying good-bye to Oracle just a few months after the company acquired his longtime employer, Sun Microsystems.
Gosling made the announcement on his blog, saying he resigned from the company on April 2.
Gosling didn't give any reason for his departure. Instead, he wrote, "Just about anything I could say that would be accurate and honest would do more harm than good." As for what he'll do next, Gosling said he doesn't know--just that he'll take some time off before starting his job search.
Gosling helped create the Java programming language while at Sun in the early 1990s.for $7.4 billion in April 2009. However, the deal was held up as the company awaited regulatory approval. Oracle said the at the end of January of this year.
Other prominent figures from Sun's history have also announced their departures in recent months. Sun co-founder and longtime CEOin January in which he reflected on his 28 years with the company. Jonathan Schwartz, who took over the reins as CEO in 2006, announced his .