Google lost to scripting languages?

By mark

News: Oracle Seeks xE2x80x98BillionsxE2x80x99 From Google in Java Patent Lawsuit for use of Java in Andriod. When Google acquired Android, why tied themselves to a technology belong to a potential competitor (Sun, then Oracle). With talents in Google, it shouldn't be too difficult to implement the idea in free languages such as Ruby or Python. Surely it will be of some work extending the language, but it won't cost 'billions', let alone on-going license fees. Apple is smarter on this.

To extend the thought further, It seems Google, with all respect, is not winning against companies embracing free and scripting languages, namely:

  • FaceBook, implemented in PHP
  • Twitter, originally created in Ruby on Rails