Google's Chief Java Architect Joshua Bloch just announced on the Google Code Blog that he and Google would not be at JavaOne this year due to the Oracle lawsuit. According to another blog entry by another Googler, all sessions with a presenter from Google will be cancelled. Apparently, no Google employees will attend the conference. There were at least six sessions that I found with Google's name in the title. Their booth also won't be there. Here's the bulk of what Bloch had to say:
"Like many of you, every year we look forward to the workshops, conferences and events related to open source software. In our view, these are among the best ways we can engage the community, by sharing our experiences and learning from yours. So we’re sad to announce that we won't be able to present at JavaOne this year. We wish that we could, but Oracle’s recent lawsuit against Google and open source has made it impossible for us to freely share our thoughts about the future of Java and open source generally. This is a painful realization for us, as we've participated in every JavaOne since 2004, and I personally have spoken at all but the first in 1996."
A recent poll of the DZone audience found that 92 voters said they would boycott the JavaOne conference because of Oracle's lawsuit against Google. However, in the comments Reza Rahman may be right to remind us that JavaOne is "much bigger than Oracle." 98 said they were still going to attend and 56 said they were undecided.
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