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XML Maven Goes to Google to Fight the iPhone

XML co-creator Tim Bray has moved to Google Android and the title developer advocate

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XML co-creator Tim Bray has fled Sun and Oracle - where he says he could have stayed - for Google Android and the title developer advocate to stick it to iPhone, which he labels a closed "sterile Disney-fied walled garden surrounded by sharp-toothed lawyers. The people who create the apps serve at the landlord's pleasure and fear his anger. I hate it....Apple apparently thinks you can have the benefits of the Internet while at the same time controlling what programs can be run and what parts of the stack can be accessed and what developers can say to each other. I think they're wrong and see this job as a chance to help prove it."

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He's staying in Canada.

Meanwhile, Oracle dispensed with the services of Sun's chief open source officer Simon Phipps last week.

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