Well, that didn't take too long! James Gosling, the well-known father of the Java computer language, has officially bid adieu to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.
"Yes, indeed, the rumors are true: I resigned from Oracle a week ago (April 2nd). As to why I left, it's difficult to answer: Just about anything I could say that would be accurate and honest would do more harm than good," Gosling confirmed in an official blog post.
"The hardest part is no longer being with all the great people I've had the privilege to work with over the years. I don't know what I'm going to do next, other than take some time off before I start job hunting."
It should be noted that Gosling was one of the highest profile (former) Sun Microsystems employees to part ways with Oracle since the software maker acquired the corporation for a whopping $7.5 billion.
In addition, former Sun Chief Executive Jonathan Schwartz and Chairman Scott McNealy have also left the company in recent months.
So, where does that leave the future of Open Source and Java? Unfortunately, only Sir Larry Ellison can answer that.