Tim Bray Leaves Oracle To Join Google Android Team

Posted Mar 16, 2010

Tim Bray, the co-inventor of XML and a tech blogger was a Sun Microsystems employee (now property of Oracle). Now he has joined the Google Android team.

“Google and I have been a plausible match for a long time. Web-centric, check. Search, check. Open-source, check. The list goes on,” stated Bray in a blog post called Now A No-Evil Zone. “We?ve talked repeatedly over the years, but the conversations all ended at the point when I said ‘…and I don?t want to move to the Bay Area.'”

Bray had an offer from Oracle, but he declined. “I’ll maybe tell the story when I can think about it without getting that weird spiking-blood-pressure sensation in my eyeballs.” [TBray.org]