A November 5th blog posting by Sun’s former CEO, Jonathon
Schwartz, is being widely held as a smoking gun that undermines
against Android .
But does it? I’m obviously a big Android booster (which, as most
readers have noticed, does not make me a Google booster. I don’t
wave their flag), but I think this is a pretty weak claim.
Consider that Schwartz
posted his blog entry congratulating Google on the same day
that the Open Handset
Alliance announced Android . In the OHA press release and you
won’t find any mention of clean-room Java implementations, Dalvik,
or other not-Java mentions. The best you’ll find is a third-party
talking about their J2ME runtime.
Prior to this, everyone simply talked about it being a Ja...
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