I have to admit I didn’t expect the battle between Oracle and Google to be so short and I thought Oracle has something stronger, but I am very happy with the end result.
I hope this will mean less and less influence from Oracle around the JVM and the web and also less influence around the Java language. I hope for more and more companies like Google or VMWare (Spring) building cool new languages and toolsets on top of the JVM, or even better, on top of something that can run natively in any browser.
The future looks brighter with Google winning this battle, not because I like Google more, but because they are more open and forward thinking. Oracle could learn something from this and become a better company with a better direction, but they won’t.