In April 2009 when IBM was close to acquire Sun, we (internal Sun developers working on NetBeans and community evangelizing it and making money on selling trainings and support for the NetBeans Platform) got really scared and started to seek for a rescue plan. We even set a wiki (not this one, different, independent) up with a hope to form independent organization to continue development of the NetBeans Platform.
However, before we could take any action, the Sun management changed their minds and negotiated new acquisition by Oracle. That gave us new hope, we started to believe we are not the primary target for liquidation. Still we knew we need to formulate long term strategy for NetBeans and JDeveloper.