Jonathan Schwartz, former CEO of Sun Microsystems, company which previously owned Java before selling it to Oracle, is testifying in favor of Google in the lawsuit Oracle filled agains the search engine giant claiming the company did not license the Java technology for the creation of the Android OS.
Sun was still the owner of Java when Google started developing Android based on it. When asked if Java APIs were proprietary and protected by Sun, Schwartz said Java APIs were “open" and they "wanted to bring in more people… to build the biggest tent and invite as many people as possible."
Schwartz and Sun's support towards the development of the Android platform based on Java APIs has been documented in blog posts, which Oracle tried to hide from court. Oracle's case against Google is of Java patent infringement, and if Sun never asked for licensing back when Android was being developed, Oracle can consider it a lost case.