Although Oracle has not confirmed the reports, people posting to Twitter and Reddit claim that Oracle has eliminated the positions of its entire staff of Java evangelists. One Tweet said, "Unsettling event at Oracle. All of the Java evangelists have been let go. Sad this happened to a great dedicated enthusiastic group."
However, an anonymous source at the company said the layoffs weren't that extensive and have "nothing to do with Java specifically."
If the reports are true, the layoffs seem to be poorly timed as Oracle plans to hold its annual JavaOne event next month.