Meanwhile whichever fools it was who managed to block getting Java on to iPhone and gPhone (it was Sun's fault not Apple's or Google's), kneecapped JavaFX2.0, and persistently managed to make decisions such that applets and webstart remain crappy to this day, are probably enjoying a nice deeply ensconced position somewhere buried in middle management at Oracle, safe for the next 10 years until someone notices they're a waste of space.
Well there is always hope that they got cut loose somewhere in the massive Sun lay-offs and resignations
Lets hope Oracle are able to turn it round for Java. Oracle do seem to have a better track record at actually delivering the stuff they promise and they seem to have made some harsh but good decisions for Java so far. Early information on JavaFX 2.0 also look promising and they seem to be moving in the right direction after all these years.