To a packed room at NetBeans Day 2016, at the start of JavaOne 2016, James Gosling participated in a discussion panel, where he reflected on the history of NetBeans and shared his thoughts on the plans to move to Apache.
Below, watch the final minutes, where he focuses specifically on the NetBeans plans in relation to Apache:
Here's the view on the room from his perspective, in a photo taken by Michael Nacimento (sitting next to James):
Thanks to Victor Duran, who made the video of James's words above.
There was a funny moment earlier in the session, where I had explained the move of NetBeans towards Apache, which I ended by saying: "We are carefully optimistic that everything will work out and our move to Apache will succeed." At that point James threw up his hands in exasperation, turned to me, and said: "Oh, have a little faith! We'll work through the Apache process!" :-)